Waters continue to rise, Roads remain impassible

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville and surrounding counties remain under a flood warning through Sunday as the rain continues to fall.

Rainfall totals as of Sunday morning exceeded 13 inches in most areas and an additional four inches were forecasted.

The rain has caused widespread and dangerous flooding resulting in at least five deaths and dozens of water rescues.

The Nashville office of Emergency Management has advised citizens to stay off roads if at all possible.

Many roads are impassable or becoming impassable. This is an extremely dangerous situation.

A flood warning means flooding is occurring or is imminent.

The National Weather Service reminds Tennesseans that most flood deaths occur in automobiles.

Never drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway as flood waters are usually deeper than they appear.

As of Sunday morning, the following interstates were shut down due to flooding:

  • I-40 at Jefferson Street
  • I-24 at Shelby
  • I-24 at Bell Road

Stay with News 2 and visit NashvilleWX.com for the latest forecast.

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