Rutherford County sees mild flooding after rainfall

(Photo: WKRN)

Rutherford County is drying out following heavy downpours on Thursday.

The Middle Fork Stones River near Elam Road in Murfreesboro left its banks Thursday evening, forcing one driver to abandon his vehicle.

The Buick Regal was found in the middle of the roadway Friday morning with a large tree limb wedged under the front tires and debris stuck in the grill.

Authorities shut down the roadway just off Joe B. Jackson Parkway, and posted high water warning signs.

Nashville's News 2 received pictures of the Middle Fork Stones River at the height of flooding from the iReport 2 network.

Viewer Jeff Jennette snapped the photos of the raging waters on nearby Elam Mill Road and East County Farm Road.

High water was also reported by viewers in other Middle Tennessee cities including Columbia, Lebanon and Beechgrove.

Rutherford County Sheriff's Office dispatch told Nashville's News 2 that much of the area's rising water receded in the overnight hours.

However, more rain is forecasted for Friday, which could result in more localized flooding.

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