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City of Clarksville Departments deal with Rising Water

 

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City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation closed several park areas Tuesday because of rising water, and the Clarksville Street Department and Clarksville Police continued to monitor roads and travel conditions as more rain was forecast.

Water issues closed sections of Liberty Park, including the Bark Park and Clarksville Marina, officials said. Boat ramps at McGregor Park and Billy Dunlop Park were also closed by high water, along with the canoe and kayak launch at Robert Clark Park.

Several park areas close as City of Clarksville officials monitor low-lying roads.

Several park areas close as City of Clarksville officials monitor low-lying roads.

The National Weather Service said a Flood Watch is in effect for Clarksville-Montgomery County and all of Middle Tennessee north of I-40 through midday Tuesday.

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. An additional 1 to 3 inches of rainfall is possible over already saturated ground, which could cause more flooding issues, NWS said.

Street flooding may become a hazard for travelers in Clarksville. Low lying areas and poor drainage areas will be at risk for flash flooding. Motorists also should watch for flooding along small streams and near the Cumberland River and Red River. Residents who live in areas prone to flooding should remain alert and be prepared to take action.

In Clarksville, the Street Department said it was monitoring Dunbar Cave Road near the entrance to Swan Lake Golf Course, where a low area is prone to flooding. If the water rises over the road, a detour will be necessary. The Red River was expected to reach flood stage Tuesday night, which could require closing of some streets.

Clarksville Police Department spokesman Jim Knoll said at 9:00am Tuesday that dispatch had reported no flooding over roads in the City, but officers were monitoring low spots prone to flooding. In Montgomery County, deputies reported a few roads in the Woodlawn area were covered with water.

Law enforcement and weather officials advised motorists to “Turn Around, Don’t Drown.” This adage urges drivers to be alert and never attempt to drive around barricades or through water flowing over a roadway.


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