Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Rain/Storm ripped through area


September 17, 2020

Woody Liles

High waters caused severe damage on West Fork Road, blocking access to properties.

A storm ripped through the local area dumping from five to ten inches of rain in areas of Lewis and surrounding counties.

More than 20 people were rescued in neighboring Maury County when just under 10 inches of rain fell in the southern portion of the county. About six inches fell in a short time period.

Lewis County Highway Commissioner Joyce Holt stated her crew began working early Sunday removing downed trees and baracading roads and bridges, mostly in the areas of West Fork, Dry Branch, Willard Pigg Road, Swan Creek and McCarthy Road.

TDOT crews also were out putting warning signs on m...

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