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Posted on: February 20, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Quick Update from City of Murfreesboro Emergency Operations Center

Haley Rd high water sign

No weather-related responses thus far. No requests for mutual aid.

Rutherford County is under a Flash Flood Warning until 1:30 pm CST. The rain is expected to level off until around 3:00 pm. Another band of heavy showers is expected from 3:00 pm-5:30 pm, with clearing after the line comes through Middle Tennessee.

Several city and county roads have been closed or lined with high level water barrels:


City Closures:

  • 475-980 Molloy Lane
  • Cherry Lane
  • Haley Road
  • College Street (from the Dog Park to Garrison Road)

County Closures:

  • Stones River Slab
  • Vaught/Cripple Creek
  • County Farm/Elam
  • Elam Slab
  • Kedron Church
  • 4300-Elam
  • W Jefferson/Powells Chapel
  • Blackman/Bass
  • Sulphur Springs/Shacklett
  • 4966-5038 Poplarwood
  • 1140-Block Walnut Grove Rd
  • Rehobath/Patterson
  • Thompson/North
  • Swamp/Little Rock

Rutherford County Schools will close two hours early. City Schools have no plans to close early at this time.

City of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation has closed all Greenways until further notice. Low head dams and Greenways are dangerous when flooded due to unknown debris and other hazards. Stay clear!

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue crews are monitoring areas notorious for flooding.

The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) continues to monitor weather conditions/alerts, water levels over roads, street closures, and river levels at both the east and west forks of the Stones River.

Levels at present indicate that we are still well below the 10-year flood level river stage. Murfreesboro will likely only experience localized flooding.

Remember to report flooded streets and malfunctioning drainage systems in the city limits to the Street Department by calling 615-893-4380. Please notify Rutherford County EMA of issues in the county (615-898-7764). If you find yourself in an emergency situation (such as a stalled car in high water) please call 9-1-1 immediately.  

More information will be released as it becomes available. Remember #turnarounddontdrown!

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