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Storms cause damage across Knox County

Storms hit East Tennessee Monday night, causing damage in Knox County and flooding more than 10 roads in the area.
Published: Jun. 30, 2020 at 10:28 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Storms hit East Tennessee Monday night, causing damage in Knox County and flooding more than 10 roads in the area.

Papermill Drive, the road right in front of the WVLT News headquarters, flooded, and a teenage girl had to be rescued from the flood waters.

WVLT News Sports Reporter Zack Rickens captured video of the girl being helped after exiting her car in the middle of the road.

After the rain water washed away, it left behind damage to a bridge on Papermill Drive.

Papermill Drive wasn’t the only road hit. Flood waters washed out a road at Robinson and Richland Colony Road leaving a massive sinkhole behind. Crews said it was 16-feet-wide.

A Knoxville Utilities Board truck got stuck in the hole and required help from a crane to lift it out.

This is why we say turn around...this KUB truck got stuck after a road washed out last night in Knox County. Neighbors say a crane had to lift it out and the driver is okay.

Posted by Robert Grant WVLT on Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Thousands were without power Monday night, but by Tuesday night, all customers had power.

Knoxville police said the following areas due to flooded roads:

Piney Grove Church Road at Robinson Road

Papermill at Papermill Place Way

S. Northshore at Lyons View Pike

8000 Gleason Drive

8200 Kingston Pike

6800 Middlebrook Pike

Papermill at Weisgarber

Papermill at Old Weisgarber

Old Weisgarber at Brookvale Lane

1500 Downtown WestGleason at Montvue

Papermill at Westfield

Northshore at Woodburn130 N. Northshore

N. Cedar Bluff at Executive Park500 Buckeye Drive

Weisgarber under I-407200 Deane Hill Drive

Cross Park at Bridgewater

S. Northshore at Erin

Fox Lonas Road at Cedar Bluff

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