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TDOT announces Section of I-24 in Downtown Nashville Closed This Weekend

 

Motorists Advised to Plan Ahead

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will temporarily close a portion of I-24 on the downtown interstate loop for a bridge replacement and rehabilitation project this weekend.

The closure is scheduled as follows: Friday, October 6th at 8:00pm through Monday, October 9th at 6:00am.

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2017 Riverfest Best Ever, Chris Janson extremely entertaining

 

2017 RiverFestClarksville, TN – Riverfest 2017 is shaping up to to be one of the most successful of recent years, (based on attendance) according to Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s Robert Rayburn.

“We hear from a lot of people that say we are limited by McGregor Park,” Rayburn said. “I think the success of this weekend shows that we can do more. We want this event to keep growing and improving.”

Lots of food, fun and music Saturday, the last day of Clarksville's Riverfest 2017. Chris Janson rocks the house to close Riverfest.

Lots of food, fun and music Saturday, the last day of Clarksville’s Riverfest 2017. Chris Janson rocks the house to close Riverfest.

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Clarksville’s McGregor Park to reopen Friday for Riverfest

 

2017 RiverFestClarksville, TN – Sunny and pleasant weather is forecast Thursday through Saturday for Clarksville’s Riverfest Celebration, offering a welcome change from last week’s storms and flooding.

Heavy rains swept through Clarksville early Friday, pushing the Cumberland River to flood stage, covering McGregor Park’s two outdoor stages and forcing Clarksville Parks and Recreation to close the park.

Good Weather Forecasted as the Riverfest Festival kicks off Thursday with Art Experience

Good Weather Forecasted as the Riverfest Festival kicks off Thursday with Art Experience

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Flood Advisory continues for Cumberland River at Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service says that while the rain is over and waters are beginning to recede, the Cumberland River at Clarksville remains in Action Stage. It is expected to fall out of Action Stage this evening.

The Flood Advisory continues until late tonight.

At 4:00am, Saturday, September 2nd the stage was 41.7 feet and falling. Action stage is 40.0 feet. The river will continue to fall to near 34.4 feet by tomorrow morning.

The Cumberland River in Clarksville crested at 42.08 feet around 10:00pm Friday night.

The Cumberland River in Clarksville crested at 42.08 feet around 10:00pm Friday night.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Management Center passes Harvey runoff through Cheatham Dam, Barkley Dam

 

Written by Leon Roberts
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersNashville, TN – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Water Management Center is working this morning to manage runoff from last night’s heavy rainfall from remnants of Hurricane Harvey down the Cumberland River through Cheatham Dam in Ashland City, Tennessee, and Barkley Dam in Grand Rivers, Kentucky.

Six to nine inches of rain fell into the uncontrolled watershed between Old Hickory Dam and Cheatham Dam, the metro Nashville area, and particularly areas to the north and west of Nashville.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Water Management Center is passing water through Cheatham Dam on the Cumberland River in Ashland City, Tenn., at a rate exceeding 90,000 cubic feet per second. Six to nine inches of rain from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey fell into the Cumberland River watershed and is flowing into Cheatham Lake in Tennessee and Barkley Lake in Kentucky. Cheatham Lock is closed because of the strong currents flowing through the dam. (Mark Rankin)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Water Management Center is passing water through Cheatham Dam on the Cumberland River in Ashland City, Tenn., at a rate exceeding 90,000 cubic feet per second. Six to nine inches of rain from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey fell into the Cumberland River watershed and is flowing into Cheatham Lake in Tennessee and Barkley Lake in Kentucky. Cheatham Lock is closed because of the strong currents flowing through the dam. (Mark Rankin)

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City of Clarksville battered by Heavy Rain and High Winds

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Trees and power lines were knocked down by high winds late Thursday and early Friday across the city, while heavy rains forced water over roadways in some low-lying areas.

Emergency management officials said Clarksville saw from 6 to 7.5 inches of rain overnight, and winds with gusts up to 44 mph. The rain was pushing the Red River and the Cumberland River to flood stage. Localized flash flooding was occurring along the creeks and streams that flow into the rivers.

A CDE Lightband worker moves a boom truck into place to repair a power line ripped off a residence by a falling tree in the Idaho Springs neighborhood near Dunbar Cave Road.

A CDE Lightband worker moves a boom truck into place to repair a power line ripped off a residence by a falling tree in the Idaho Springs neighborhood near Dunbar Cave Road.

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Montgomery County Weather Update

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Due to heavy rains, numerous trees and power lines are down throughout the county.

The National Weather Service reported between six to seven and one half inches of rain in Montgomery County. Currently, 3,433 CEMC Montgomery County customers are without power and 409 CDE customers are without power.

Heavy rain has caused run off and flooding across Montgomery County.

Heavy rain has caused run off and flooding across Montgomery County.

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Clarksville’s Riverfest Celebration to take place September 7th-9th

 

2017 RiverFestClarksville, TN – Join the City of Clarksville and Budweiser along the banks of the Cumberland River to celebrate Clarksville’s river heritage and the 30th anniversary of the annual Riverfest Celebration, September 7th-9th, 2017.

This free, three-day music and arts festival features three stages of diverse local and nationally known entertainers and cultural groups, plus delicious food and fun for the entire family.

Clarksville's Riverfest to be held September 7th-9th, 2017.

Clarksville’s Riverfest to be held September 7th-9th, 2017.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation taking registrations for Riverfest Regatta

 

Clarksville's Riverfest CelebrationClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation is accepting registration for the Eleventh Annual Riverfest Regatta. Participants can enter as an individual or as a team for a chance to win award. The Riverfest Regatta will take place Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at the McGregor Park boat ramp. New this year, the event will take place at 1:00pm instead of early in the morning like in past races.

This boat race is not like any ordinary boat race. Participants will compete in their boats made of cardboard, plastic bottles, or a few other approved materials. There will be several divisions all racing down the 100-yard long course on the Cumberland River. 

Clarksville's Riverfest Regatta

Clarksville’s Riverfest Regatta

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Clarksville-Montgomery County area TDOT Maintenance Work starting August 25th, 2017

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) reports that in Montgomery County the Bridge Repair (McClure Bridge) on SR 13 over the Cumberland River in Clarksville (L.M. 17.40-17.70) will take place Friday, August 25th, from 8:00pm through Monday, August 27th, at 5:00am.

There will be a lane closure on SR 13 on the bridge over the Cumberland River for the replacement of bridge end joints operations. Temporary traffic signals will be in place.

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