NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Heavy rain falling on Tennessee is forcing the partial evacuation of a military base near Memphis and has contributed to a highway crash that shut down an interstate highway north of Nashville.
Several school systems are closed, some for a second day, in the wake of rainstorms that have knocked down limbs, power lines and are forcing some streams out of their banks.
Military officials have moved 122 personnel from the naval support base at Millington in West Tennessee to hotels after a stream began flooding a low-lying section of the base, just north of Memphis, according to WMC-TV.
A crash was reported early Wednesday by the Tennessee Department of Transportation, closing the southbound lanes of Interstate 65 in Sumner County, just north of Nashville.
Information from: WMC-TV, http://www.wmctv.com/
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.