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Flooding impacting Tri-Cities region

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UPDATE - 9:05 p.m.

Slow moving thunderstorms that developed over the region unleashed tropical rains over parts of the area this afternoon and evening, which caused flash flooding in, Johnson, Carter, and Unicoi Counties in Tennessee, and Washington County, VA.

Dual-Polarization Doppler rainfall estimates painted amounts of 3" to 4" for some locations in 3 hours. A Flash Flood Warning remains in effect for Smyth County until 11:15pm. The flood waters will quickly recede tonight as the rain continues to exit to the east.  Remember never travel through flooded roads.


News Channel 11 has spoken with Washington County, VA Emergency Management Director Pokey Harris, and Washington County Sheriff Fred Newman regarding the county's flooding conditions.

Some areas of Rich Valley Road are reportedly flooded, along with Poor Valley Road and Tumbling Creek Road among others, according to Washington County, VA. Downtown Saltville is closed off due to flash flooding.

We have crews in Saltville, and the Brumley Gap area of Abingdon. We'll bring you the latest here, and on News Channel 11 at 11.

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