Some local roads have minor flooding
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Jan 15, 2013 | 1386 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Ponding on roadways and a few road closures due to rain caused some problems during the early morning hours, but schools in Bradley County were in session.

Reports of water crossing roadways and low-lying bridges were received at the Bradley County 911 Center, but dispatchers said no major issues with flooding had been reported due to the deluge of rainfall since Sunday.

Michigan Avenue/Dry Valley Road weather station data, 5.69 inches of rain had fallen by 8:30 this morning, according to the Cleveland Utilities.

Cleveland-Bradley County Emergency Management Agency Director Troy Spence said today deputies reported some roadways with minor flooding or ponding and reported that information to 911.

A reprieve from the rain came just before 8 a.m., but additional rainfall can be expected through noon Wednesday.

- A home struck by vandals suffered extensive damage and law enforcement was notified of the incident.

According to a report filed by deputy Tim Robinson of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Kim Bohm said someone broke into her Bell Street home and destroyed ceiling tiles and walls, causing water damage.

Bohm reportedly occupied the home with her brother.

She told the deputy they had been moving to another residence and she was preparing to retrieve the last of her property when she entered the house and noticed something burning in the basement.

According to the report, Bohm put out the fire.

Robinson was able to recover evidence from the scene.

There was no damage assessment listed in the report.

- A small utility trailer was reportedly stolen from an Old Freewill Road address.

The theft was reported to BCSO officials Saturday.

According to a report filed by deputy Paul Allen, Ron Fox said he had used his 4-by-8-foot utility trailer Friday.

He had parked the trailer in his son’s yard and locked it to his trailer hitch, leaving it attached to his truck.

On Saturday, Fox discovered the trailer had been removed from the truck.

The trailer was described as being green with a mesh floor and loading ramp.