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Morning storm produces flooding in Johnson County

Staff Reports • Aug 13, 2013 at 9:16 PM

MOUNTAIN CITY — A morning storm produced flooding in sections of Johnson County on Tuesday.

“There was some flooding in the Doe Valley area and along Highway 421 and 67, pretty much the same areas that were hit over the weekend,” Johnson County Emergency Management Agency Director Jason Blevins said. Unlike the weekend, when 10 people had to be evacuated, he said there were no evacuations Tuesday. He said no injuries had been reported by midday. There were several reports of structural damage.

The Johnson County Highway Department said Tuesday’s flooding led to several roads becoming impassible. These included Pleasant Valley Road, J. Shoun Road, Swift Hollow Road, Wooden Bridge Road, Fox Hollow Road, James Davis Lane, Mack Branch Road, Campbell Road, McElyea Road and Eagle Nest Road.

Crews worked all day to get the roads reopened, a department spokeswoman said. There work was helped as the waters began to recede during the afternoon. “There are still a few places they are trying to get open,” she said.

Andrew Worley, director of the Carter County Emergency Management Agency, said Blue Springs Road in Stoney Creek was closed because strong winds from a thunderstorm knocked down trees and power lines. About a dozen trees were reportedly knocked down by the strong winds.

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