Flooding throughout some East Tennessee counties impacts roads, homes, businesses

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Heavy rains rolled through East Tennessee late Wednesday night, causing flash flood warnings to be issued for some counties with flooded roads as well as residential yards.  

Anderson County dispatch confirming with WATE 6 On Your Side that there were multiple sites of flooding due to heavy rainfall throughout East Tennessee. 

Chief among the flooded roads was East Raccoon Valley Drive and a few of its cross-streets, where WATE 6 On Your Side crew observed flooding on and beside those roads. Diggs Gap at East Bull Run Valley was also well underwater. 

Among those flooded sites were also Park Lane and Boyer, Erwin Mill Road, Hillvale at Elkins Lane, Wolverine Drive, Park Lane at Red Hill and Lambdin Road at Mountain, to name a few. 

One Heiskell, Tenn. viewer reaching out to WATE 6 On Your Side and shared that his whole backyard was underwater. 

“They are building a subdivision behind me where I live and all the water and mud from the job site is in my carport and in my yard,” Don Goodrich said.  

WATE 6 On Your Side crew was unable to reach Goodrich’s home due to floodwaters. 

Another person reaching out to WATE 6 On Your Side saying their backyard in Morristown was flooded. Morristown Police tweeted out that “several roadways are experiencing flooding. Please do not attempt to drive through standing water.” 

In Luttrell, a local gas station and market’s parking lot off TN-61 was about ankle-deep in floodwater. 

A mudslide occurred in front of Clinton High School on Hillcrest Street. City of Clinton crews responded to get the debris cleared. 

Flash flood WARNINGS were in effect for Grainger, Hamblen, Hawkins, Jefferson and Knox counties until 12:15 a.m. Thursday. Anderson, Campbell, Claibornem and Union counties were also under flash flood WARNING until 11 p.m. Wednesday. 

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