MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation has closed a portion of State Route 3 (U.S. 51) in Shelby County due to flooding. Flood waters from the Loosahatchie Bottom have covered an approximate one mile section of SR 3 at Fite Road, about five miles south of State Route 385. The area will remain closed until the water recedes.
The detour routes are as follows:
- From Millington to Memphis – State Route 385 East to State Route 14 South to I-40 (Exit 8)
- From Memphis to Millington – I-40 (Exit 8) to State Route 14 North to State Route 385 West to State Route 3
On Interstate 40, Exit 2A to Millington and Exit 3 to Watkins Road are also closed.
Numerous other state routes in Dyer, Lake, and Lauderdale Counties are also closed as a result of rising flood waters. TDOT expects additional closures in these areas as the Mississippi River crests over the coming days.