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FLOODING: Heavy rains wreck havoc on roads

(C)2013 NPT PHOTO BY RICK HOOPER
TOP: High water was close to getting into this van parked at a residence on Cambridge Drive
in Newport Tuesday morning after storms dumped an estimated 2.5 to 3 inches of rain on the
area, according to radar estimates from the National Weather Service.


(C)2013 NPT PHOTO BY RICK HOOPER
BOTTOM: Heavy rain caused this ditch to overflow its banks and onto Cambridge Drive early
this
morning. Several areas in the county that are prone to flooding were under water, including
Broadway in Newport which became nearly impassable for a short time.
Published: 11:50 AM, 09/03/2013 Last updated: 11:51 AM, 09/03/2013
 

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Heavy rains before dawn this morning caused flooding in various areas, including Newport Grammar School, a downtown coffeehouse, and sections of West Broadway, authorities announced.

Ben Hicks, superintendent of the Newport Street Department, was called out to Newport Grammar School at about 4:30 a.m. to investigated reported flooding.

At about 3:10 a.m., flooding closed Broadway from Mims Avenue to McMahan and Broadway for about 30 minutes while waters rose and flooded the East Tennessee Coffee Company and public sidewalks, Patrolman Matthew Elliott of the Newport Police Department reported.

For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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