Heavy rain in Nashville area, flash flooding

9:26 am | August 8, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Heavy rain from the Nashville metro area eastward has triggered flash flooding.

Water running down city streets swamped cars windshield-deep in some low spots and flooded some ground floor apartments.

Nashville firefighters waded waist-deep water to lead some residents of Parkwood Villa Apartments, along Ewing Creek, to higher ground. Video shown by WTVF-TV showed other residents sitting on second-story balconies.

In the area of the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, traffic was stopped by high water on Briley Parkway for a time.

The water began receding as the rain moved east, out of the metro area.

Estimates of more than 5 inches of rain were common from the center of the city northeastward across the Madison neighborhood.

There have been no reports of injury.

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