Water rescue in Ricetown area



(left) as Blount County deputy Mark Staton rescues a stranded motorist who started to cross the flooded approach to James Creek and ventured off the pavement into deeper water. Winter wonderland, Mt. High area in west Blount County. Pretty, but downed limbs and trees blocking driveways were one of the storm’s major consequences. (photos special to The Blount Countian)