The flood watch has been lifted for the Smoky Mountains and surrounding areas in Tennessee but we are still under a hazardous weather outlook. Showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast for the weekend and into next week.
Earlier today we had flooded roads all over the area, there was a power outage near Townsend and a landslide on Wears Valley Road.
A man was removed from an overturned car in Sevier County during a swift water rescue operation and authorities will resume their search in the morning for a woman who went in the river near Metcalf Bottoms picnic area in the Park.
Little River Road is closed between Townsend and Metcalf Bottoms picnic area.
Some flood pictures:
Little River in the Smoky Mountains.
Little River at the swingin’ bridge on old 73 in Townsend.
View upstream of Dark Island from the swingin’ bridge.
At the picnic area on 321 in Townsend.
Please be safe and don’t get in the creek or river during a flood and if the water is over the road, don’t drive through it-running water is powerful enough to roll boulders down creeks, and overturn cars!
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