List of roads affected by flooding in East Tennessee


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – As rain is making its way through East Tennessee, we want to keep you updated on any hazardous road conditions throughout the region.

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Knox County

Water and/or debris reported:

  • Murphy Ave at Vermont Ave
  • Knox Rd at Cedar Lane
  • Prosser Rd at Knoxville Zoo Dr
  • Walker Blvd at Mineral Springs Rd
  • Eastbound 8300 block of Kingston Pike
  • Tazewell Pike at Fountainhead Lane
  • 4300 block of Edington Rd
  • Middlebrook Pk at Proctor Rd
  • Washington Pike
  • I-40 East ramp at Campbell Station Road
  • Lovell Road

Downed trees in the areas of Ballcamp Buyington Road in Hardin Valley, Paris at Vabley, 5300 Fort Sumpter, N. Hills off of Whittle Springs Road.

According to the Knoxville Emergency Management Agency more than 70 roads are currently closed, while over 20 water rescues have been completed in the city and Knox County combined.

The agency asked drivers to be extra cautious driving this evening.

“All city and county assets are currently deployed, handling incidents and working to flag and mark hazardous areas,” a KEMA news release said. “As it gets darker this evening, standing water will be increasingly difficult to see, compounding the danger for both motorists and pedestrians. City of Knoxville and Knox County emergency personnel want to remind citizens to avoid roads and areas that have been flagged, to exercise extreme caution and to never drive or walk through standing water.”

Sevier County

The Parkway between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, U.S. Highway 321 also known as The Spur, is open.

City officials said the main thoroughfares that are open, but there are still some roads closed in the City of Gatlilnburg:

  • Glades Road, from its intersections with Covered Bridge Road to the Birds Creek/Buckhorn intersection remains closed until further notice.
  • Hemlock Street and Ski Mountain Road are expected to reopen Thursday evening.
  • Beginning at 1641 to the end of the road, Arbon Court is closed this evening.
  • Baskins Creek Road, which was already closed due to prior flooding, remains closed until further notice.
  • The municipal parking garage located at Ripley’s Aquarium remains closed.

Road Closures:

The Sevier County Sheriff’s Office posted a link to a listing of current road closures, as updated by Sevier County officials.

Click here for the list

Affected roads:

  • Lower Powdermill
  • Boogertown Rd
  • Round Top Dr
  • Valley View Rd
  • Manis Rd
  • Wears Dr
  • Ogles View Rd
  • Willow Tree Rd
  • Birds Creek and Old Birds Creek Rd
  • 4100 Block of Jones Cove Rd
  • Snapp Rd
  • Gnatty Branch Rd

Roane County

Roane County Emergency Services saying that many roads throughout the county are flooded with lots of trees and debris.

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Utility crews and all of the highway department are working to quickly clear the roadways.

They’re also asking for you to make sure to use caution when/if you’re out and about this evening.

  • Woody Lane and State Route 58: Northbound traffic affected with roadway closed; Southbound traffic affected with roadway closed. Utility work should have this cleared by 9:30 p.m. according to TDOT.

Monroe County

WATE 6 On Your Side reporter Madisen Keavy has been out and about today in Monroe County and has compiled a list of roads that are impassable due to flooding:

  • Mount Harmony Road
  • Belltown Road
  • Smokey Branch Road
  • Mount Pleasant Road

Flooded roadway conditions are being reported on State Route 115 at the Monroe/Blount County line, per TDOT.

Jefferson County

State Route 139 is closed due to downed power lines at Glenbrook Lane in Jefferson County, per TDOT.

Blount County

Flooded roadway conditions are being reported on State Route 115 at the Monroe/Blount County line, per TDOT.

  • Tuckaleechee Pike near old Walland Hwy – water in roadway
  • Old Walland at Melrose
  • 5700 block of Calderwood Hwy in northbound lanes
  • Butler Mill Road
  • Wilkinson Pike in Law Chapel and Chilhowee
  • Karnes Road
  • Sevierville Road between Wildwood and River Ford Road
  • Helton Road

Greene County

CLOSED: Poplar Springs between Hawk Holler and Hill Cut

Water or Debris reported on:

  • South Rufe Taylor at Crestview
  • West Main Street at Porter Tire
  • Fairgrounds Road
  • Fairgrounds Circle
  • West Pines at Kingsport Highway
  • 7000-8000 block of Horton Highway
  • 640 Marvin Road
  • Susong Road
  • Gosnell Road
  • Sipes Road
  • 1300 John Graham Road

We will continue to update this list while conditions continue to worsen and/or lighten up.

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