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County experiences minor flooding, snow predicted tonight


Several low-lying areas of Cocke County were flooded Wednesday and this morning after
heavy rains, including this area near the intersection of Rich Road and Morris Street in
Newport. According to the National Weather Service in Morristown, some areas received
three inches of rain.
Published: 8:15 AM, 01/31/2013 Last updated: 8:19 AM, 01/31/2013

Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT—While Cocke County managed to avoid severe storms on Wednesday, many areas of the county were hit with minor flooding.

Many streams were out of banks and roads in several low lying areas, typically prone to flooding, we covered by Wednesday's rain. The National Weather Service in Morristown reports up to three inches of rain fell in some area. The NWS has extended a flooding warning for the Pigeon River. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, the river was reported at 10.1 feet, with flood stage at 8 feet. The river was expected to crest this morning at 11.5 feet and is predicted to fall below flood stage by Friday evening.

For more details, see Thursday's edition of The Newport Plain Talk.

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