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SUMNER COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Parts of Sumner County and Kentucky saw flash flooding after several inches of rain fell overnight Thursday into Friday.
Fast-moving water quickly overtook the banks of the river and local creeks. Luckily, it receded as quickly as it rose, but not after causing road closures and problems across the region.
Three buses were trapped Friday morning as they attempted to take students to school in Sumner County. All of them were safely rescued and no injuries were reported.
PHOTOS: Sumner County flooding
Flooded roads and yards were seen across the county, including Campbell Hollow and Buck Perry roads in Bethpage.
News 2 was also there when crews helped rescue some people from inside a trailer at Keystone Lane and Old Gallatin roads. It is unknown if any injuries were reported.
Two dogs were spotted on a roof as crews tried to get them to safety.
Amid the flooding, water also rose around Station Camp High School but receded quickly, leading school officials to dismiss on time as usual. Nearby, water covered the bridge on Lower Station Camp Road, prompting it to be closed for some time.
Brittiany Hudson lives nearby and didn’t even realize it had been raining.
“Honestly the thunder woke me up, but I didn’t know it was this bad,” she said. “Water, gushing, I mean up to the back bricks of this house, I mean maybe up three, four, five inches, up to the wall. You can see up underneath the bridge as well,” she told News 2.
Floodwater also forced a local nursery to close, but cleanup is underway. Employees moved quickly to get water out of the business.
Crews with the Tennessee Department of Transportation went out to check bridges bridges and roadways in Sumner after the water receded. Spokeswoman Kathryn Schulte told News 2 the only damage they found in was some peeled up asphalt, which has been repaired, and a ditch that needed to be re-shaped.
The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency is also monitoring the situation and the forecast.
In nearby Allen County, Kentucky, there were also reports of heavy flooding. Officials told News 2 the area saw about five inches of rain in just two hours.
According to the Scottsville mayor, several water pumps were failing. A 10-inch main also broke in Briarwood, but an estimate on when it will be fixed wasn’t immediately known.
News 2 has also learned that more than a dozen people were rescued from the Creative Children’s Learning Center in Scottsville. No one was hurt.
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