Downtown Summerville in Chattooga County underwater after heavy rain

Flash Flood Warning issued for Rome, Lindale and Six Mile
Northwest Georgia weather
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Published: Sep. 4, 2022 at 10:48 AM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Chattooga County EMA E911 is advising motorists not to travel to downtown Summerville.

Major flooding is taking place after several inches of rain fell overnight.

According to 911 the intersection at Highway 27 and Highway 114 is closed.

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The intersection at Highway 27 and Highway 48 is underwater. The area should be avoided and is completely impassible.

Chattooga Sheriff Mark Schrader reports there are multiple motorists stranded in cars this morning due to floodwaters. He asks for everyone to stay off the roadways. Many secondary roads are underwater.

The picture below is from the Chattooga County Jail’s sally port.

A flash flood warning is in effect for Rome, Lindale and Six Mile until 4:30 p.m.