published Monday, July 8th, 2013

Tennessee River hits flood stage in downtown Chattanooga

Beth Rice looks at a flooded section of the Tennessee Riverwalk in this file photo.
Beth Rice looks at a flooded section of the Tennessee Riverwalk in this file photo.
Photo by John Rawlston /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

The Tennessee River is at flood stage at the Walnut Street Bridge, according to the National Weather Service.

A flood warning is in effect until Tuesday evening.

As of 12:15 p.m. Monday, water levels reach 651 feet. Minor flooding is forecast for the area.

The National Weather Service predicts that the river will rise above flood stage throughout the rest of Monday and hold steady around 651.1 feet feet through noon on Tuesday.

The river is expected to begin falling by Tuesday afternoon.

Tennessee Riverpark closed

The Tennessee Riverpark, including the boat ramp and all fishing piers, is entirely closed due to high water, according to a news release from Hamilton County government.

Stay with the Times Free Press for an update when the park is reopened.

Road condition updates

1032 Sunset (tree down)

6000 Mill Road (High water)

7600 Harper (tree down)

5200 Shackleford Ridge Road (tree down)

1700 James Ave.

9796 East Brainerd Road (tree down)

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