Flooding on Cummings Hwy slows down drivers
Rain flooded roads across the Tennessee Valley causing a headache for many drivers. Cummings Highway, at the interstate on ramp, closed due to major flooding.
Rain flooded roads across the Tennessee Valley causing a headache for many drivers.
Cummings Highway, at the interstate on-ramp, closed due to major flooding.
Drivers who take the route often tell Channel 3 the flooding happens nearly every time there's a heavy rain, and it's a problem they want fixed."
"I knew it's been raining a lot and they started setting cones up the day before,” said April Mussared, “We kind of already had an anticipation it was going to flood."
Mussared has worked at a restaurant near the intersection of Cummings Highway and the interstate for 8 years.
She said when the rain starts pouring, she prepares to take back roads.
"I think they need to just fix that road," she urged.
The road looks more like a river and water crept nearly halfway up the road signs.
Channel 3 watched as car-after-car turned around.
Mussared's detour only adds about 10 minutes to her trip, but for drivers who aren't familiar with the area the flooding is adding more than a few minutes.
"Probably about 30 minutes at this point,” said Henry Mire, "Good thing my meeting is an hour later than I thought it was.”
Mussared said she just wants the issue fixed, "I just think that they need to repair that end of the road and stuff. I know it's a tax issue and stuff like that and not many people want to approve stuff like that, but it think it really does need to be done."