Storms cause extensive flooding, downed power lines
By J.J. Kindred | (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Brief storms hit Walland and other parts of Blount County late Sunday afternoon, causing flooding in some areas.
A small mudslide shut down one lane in the 6200 block of Old Walland Highway in Walland, causing a tree to collapse onto the road. The brief wave of storms carried on into the evening, causing some hazardous road conditions, primarily in areas such as Walland.
Rock debris was discovered on Happy Valley Road in Maryville, and a tree was reported to have fallen on power lines on Allison Street near Brown School Road in Maryville.
There were no reports of any serious damage or injuries, nor were there any reports of any homes being damaged or any trapped vehicles on the roads because of any flooding.
“The cable lines were moved immediately. They were not serviced for very long,” said Maryville Police Chief Tony Crisp.
Blount County Fire Chief Doug McClanahan reported no incidents on his end.
Meanwhile, the National Weather Service in Morristown reported that they only issued one severe thunderstorm warning Sunday, and there is a chance for scattered thunderstorms today and Tuesday, and some isolated storms throughout the week.
“There is a front moving in (today), but the storms were widespread and moving off,” said Jessica Winton, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. “With all the flooding that went on, there was nothing drastic reported and nobody stranded.”