UPDATE: Floodgate down, South Cannon open, danger remains in some areas

Saturday, February 23, 2019
Duck River's flood waters cover South Cannon Boulevard at Fisherman's Park on Sunday morning.
T-G Photo by David Melson

Updated 10 p.m. Sunday

South Cannon Boulevard is open to traffic.

The floodgate in downtown Shelbyville was lowered early Sunday evening as Duck River's waters began receding. The roadway was reopened around 9 p.m., although the far lane on the northbound side remained closed due to low water. A police cruiser's blue lights alerted traffic.

Officials raised the floodgate around 4 a.m. Sunday after more waves of heavy rain pounded Bedford County during the day and evening Saturday.

A portion of Lane Parkway near Shelbyville police headquarters was closed around 10 a.m. due to waters being pumped through the Shelbyville flume system overflowing the roadway. Those waters receded as well and the road was reopened early Sunday night.

Two areas of water spewed out of the flume system into the rear parking lot of Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber of Commerce, surrounding part of the building with water which didn't appear to be deep.

Mobile homes on Front Street in Normandy flooded Saturday afternoon due to high water. The nearby Normandy Fire Department hall was evacuated.
T-G Photo by David Melson

Many roads in rural areas of Bedford County remain covered with high water. At 10 p.m. Sunday rescuers were en route to a report of people trapped in a car on Halls Mill Road near Wheel Road. Also of particular note is the Sims Road bridge over Duck River.

Several people have been evacuated from mobile homes along Front Street in Normandy. Fire trucks have been moved from the Normandy fire hall to various locations around the town.

A woman was rescued from high water Saturday afternoon at the creek on Mullins Mill by county firefighters. The woman, who declined to identify herself to the T-G, said she was okay, just "embarrassed." Her 2014 Nissan Rogue was destroyed by the waters but no other property damaged.