UPDATE: Monday's rains proved to be problematic for some drivers, as shown by photos from Channel 3 viewer Misty Cook.

The area around Thornton Avenue in Dalton appeared to flood quickly, giving drivers a challenge as they made their way around town.

Channel 3 Storm Alert Meteorologist Brittany Beggs said Chattanooga received over 1.16” of rain, but there may be a brief interlude Monday afternoon. The area will see additional showers this evening, with the best chance for rain to be from I-75 and west, including Chattanooga.

  • A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for Walker, Chattooga, Gordon, and Floyd counties until 5:30 PM EDT. 
  • McMinn and Meigs counties have been added to the Areal Flood Advisory until 5:30PM EDT.
  • Catoosa and Whitfield counties have been added to the Flash Flood Warning until 8:00 PM EDT.

Chattanooga police report flooding in the following areas:

  • 33rd Street and St. Elmo Avenue
  • 2400 block of Ooltewah-Ringgold Road
  • 9200-9300 block of Snow Hill Road
  • 3200 block of Ripley Run Road
  • 8200 block of Standifer Gap Road
  • 9100 block of Standifer Gap Road

Hamilton County dispatch reports flooding in the areas of Mountain Creek Road at Morrison Springs Road and Old East Brainerd Road at Brainerd Road.

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office reports flooding on the following roads:

  • Ooltewah-Ringgold Road
  • Snow Hill Road
  • 3200 block of Ripley Run Road
  • Standifer Gap Road
  • Old East Brainerd Road
  • Wandering Way

HCSO spokesperson Matt Lea says drivers in the Middle Valley and East Brainerd Road areas are encouraged to avoid driving in low lying areas. All drivers should exercise caution.

Other flooded areas include:

  • Bill Reed Road at Ooltewah-Ringgold Road. A caller told Channel 3 that a nearby construction site is flooded and the creeks are overflowing “all the way down to the police service center in Collegedale.”

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