Excessive rain causes flooding and road closings



After receiving in excess of four inches of rain on Thursday and Friday, county road crews began dealing with flooding and road closures. District one commissioner Allen Armstrong confirmed that there was a complete washout on Bangor Hollar Road, as well as partial washouts on Mt. View Road, Hayden and Melody Lane, Warrior. As of late Friday afternoon, Armstrong said the road crew had already begun making repairs.

Blount County Emergency Management started sending out Nixle alerts early Friday morning to report other road flooding and closures at Cherokee Drive, Horton; Hayes Road, Hayden; Saddle Club Road on Straight Mountain; and Bullard Road, Blountsville. Armstrong said when school buses start running again, there will likely be more road concerns reported.