Hardeman County Schools close Friday due to flooding

HARDEMAN COUNTY, TN (WMC) - The Mid-South woke up to flooded streets Thursday after days of heavy rain.

While the sun has returned, the effects of the water remain. Hardeman County Schools said it will remain closed Friday due to flooding.

Thursday morning several roads were unpassable in the area. Officials blocked Nail Road in Walls, Mississippi, between Goodman and Church roads due to standing water on the road.

In West Memphis, the eastbound split of I-55 and I-40 flooded over. Officials blocked all lanes early Thursday morning.

In Rosemark, Tennessee, Brunswick Road at Barrett Creek Dr is closed for flooding.

In Millington, South Knoll at West Knoll Rd is closed for flooding.

In DeSoto County, Brantley Road is closed between Wilson's Mill and Hwy 61. Holly Springs Road also again flooded near the Coldwater River.

It's unclear when these roads will reopen.

Memphis Police Department said Thursday morning officers had responded to nearly 300 crash calls since midnight.

Memphis set a new record for rainfall in February with 13.02 inches of rain.

The previous record, set back in 1948, was just over 11 inches of rain, and Wednesday's rainfall pushed the city past that.

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