Rain, local flooding hit county







Rain amounts from 3.3 inches to more than 4 inches were reported across Blount County from heavy storms during the day Sunday and early Monday morning this week. Above: Sibleyville Road in West Blount County went under as Sibleyville Creek vaulted its banks. Inset: There’s a bridge under there! You might say the water ‘got up’ over House Road and the bridge referred to, appropriately enough, as ‘Low Water Bridge,’ spanning Blackburn Fork off county road 15. It’s about 7 or 8 feet lower than the surface of the swift water seen in the middle distance here. Water receded later in the day Monday. Damage reports were minimal. (Photos courtesy of Allen Armstrong and Don Roybal.) –Ron Gholson

Rain amounts from 3.3 inches to more than 4 inches were reported across Blount County from heavy storms during the day Sunday and early Monday morning this week. Above: Sibleyville Road in West Blount County went under as Sibleyville Creek vaulted its banks. Inset: There’s a bridge under there! You might say the water ‘got up’ over House Road and the bridge referred to, appropriately enough, as ‘Low Water Bridge,’ spanning Blackburn Fork off county road 15. It’s about 7 or 8 feet lower than the surface of the swift water seen in the middle distance here. Water receded later in the day Monday. Damage reports were minimal. (Photos courtesy of Allen Armstrong and Don Roybal.) –Ron Gholson