Floodwater Submerges Roads in Middle Tennessee

Flooding submerged roads across Middle Tennessee on Wednesday, March 31, following a weekend of heavy rain and continued storms.

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said this footage shows floodwater inundating roads in Rutherford County on Wednesday. The footage shows flooding affecting multiple communities in Middle Tennessee, including in Murfreesboro and Barfield.

The National Weather Service said on Sunday that upwards of nine inches fell in some parts of Tennessee during a 24-hour period over the weekend, leading to widespread flooding and at least four fatalities.

Forecasters warned of additional rain on Tuesday night, issuing flash-flood watches for Middle Tennessee on Wednesday. Credit: Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful