The Oak Ridge Police Department had a water rescue at a partially submerged vehicle in west Oak Ridge on Saturday, the Oak Ridge Fire Department said.
The vehicle was on Oak Ridge Turnpike (Highway 95) in west Oak Ridge, one of several roads in the area that has had at least a portion of it closed.
“We are asking everyone to stay home and off the roads today while we respond to flooding in Oak Ridge,” the Fire Department said.
The ORFD said it has observed several drivers in other areas move barricades so they could drive on flooded roads.
“Please do not do this and obey all road closures for your own safety,” the Fire Department said. “Remember: Turn around, don’t drown!”
The heavy, continuous rain has led to widespread flooding and road closures across East Tennessee.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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