Heavy rains over the past two days have led to flooding in several areas of Coffee County.
Many rural roads have water flowing over the top, including Parker Road, Duncan Road and Goose Pond Road, as of Thursday morning at approximately 8:30 a.m.
Roads closed Thursday by the Coffee County Highway Dept. were Lumley Stand, West Riddle, Keasling, Gowen, Clancy, Hickory Grove and Parker roads.
Still closed as of 4 p.m. were Sherrill and Rutledge Ford roads.
High Water signs were on the following roads: Rock, Rutledge Hill, Goosepond, Pocahontas, Belmont, Blue Springs, New Bushy Branch, Riddle, Stephenson, Lumley Stand, J.D. Neil, Crouch Summittville and Betsy Willis roads.
Manchester Public Works Department closed city streets, Skinner Flat Road, Ester Lane, Forrestwood Drive, Expressway Drive at Oak Hollow and Hillwood Circle. High water signs were placed at Doak, Shelton and Ragsdale roads.
The Coffee County Rescue Squad was paged to a water rescue at 7:16 a.m. on Lumley Stand Road Thursday morning to a van stranded. According to Neal Simmons with the Rescue Squad, occupants of the vehicle were safely out when the Rescue Squad arrived.
According to the National Weather Service as of 8:50 a.m. Thursday, the Duck River in Manchester is classified as “near flood stage.” According to the NWS measurements, the river was at 12.45 feet as of 8 a.m. Thursday. But that number increased as of 11 a.m., with the last measurement at 13.33 feet as of 11 a.m.
However, the water did begin to recede slightly Thursday afternoon, with levels falling to 12.91 feet as of 1 p.m.
For reference, the river was at 2 feet as of 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28.
The record crest for the river is 20.95ft on May 27 of 1973. More recently, the river hit 14 feet on May 6, 2003.
More information will be posted here as it is available.