Wilcox Tunnel blocked by downed tree
CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – The storms took a toll on afternoon traffic around Chattanooga.
The wind and soaked ground brought down a tree in front of the Wilcox Boulevard Tunnel on the east side of the ridge.
Crews had to close the tunnel while they cut the tree up.
Chattanooga Police also worked street flooding in several areas.
Here are some of the blocked roads by 3PM (flooding has since gone down).
4300 BONNY OAKS DRIVE (NEAR MT JOY BAPTIST AND BENTON DRIVE)
VINE STREET AT HOUSTON STREET
4000 CUMMINGS HIGHWAY
2100 BLOCK N CHAMBERLAIN NEAR INFANTRY ROAD / EMMA STREET
LONG STREET AT E 17TH STREET
CANNON AVE AT E 28TH STREET
E 20TH STREET AT WASHINGTON STREET
HARRISON PIKE AT FOREST ROAD (WIRES DOWN)
E 16TH STREET
500 BLOCK E 10TH STREET UNDER RAILROAD BRIDGE
500 BLOCK E 11TH STREET UNDER RAILROAD BRIDGE
PEEPLES STREET BETWEEN E 10TH ST AND E 11TH STREET
REGGIE WHITE BLVD
WHITEHALL ROAD AT RIVERSIDE (WIRES DOWN)
POLK STREET AT E 17TH
E 3RD AT WILLOW
SHARP STREET AT N WILLOW
5800 BLOCK SHADY HOLLOW ROAD (WIRES DOWN)
Other locations which may have lane closures or obstructions as of 2:40 PM:
W 42ND STREET
CUMMINGS HIGHWAY (DEBRIS ON LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN)
S HOLTZCLAW AVE AT E 12TH / GREENWOOD AVE
E MAIN UNDERNEATH RAILROAD BRIDGE
N CHAMBERLAIN AT INFANTRY
These are the known flooding locations as of 2:40 PM, however additional roads may incur flooding as area creek levels rise. A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS IN PLACE.
Please report flooded locations by dialing our 311 Service Center 8 AM-5 PM Mon-Fri at 423-643-6311; Or if after hours/weekends, the Chattanooga Police Department Non-Emergency Number at 423-698-2525
Remember: Never attempt to cross flooded roads.