Brookhaven reopens Peachtree Creek Greenway after Fred’s downpours

12/12/2019 — Brookhaven, Georgia — A decorative sign welcomes community members to the newly developed Peachtree Creek Greenway, Thursday, December 12, 2019. (ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)

12/12/2019 — Brookhaven, Georgia — A decorative sign welcomes community members to the newly developed Peachtree Creek Greenway, Thursday, December 12, 2019. (ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)

Update: Peachtree Creek Greenway reopened late Wednesday afternoon, a Brookhaven spokesman confirmed.

Original story [10:15 a.m. Tuesday]: A popular walking path in Brookhaven is closed until further notice due to barrages of rain brought by the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred.

Brookhaven posted on its social media accounts Tuesday morning that the Peachtree Creek Greenway is closed due to rising water and potential flooding.

The multi-use path currently spans a mile, but expansions are in the works to lengthen the path to more than 10 miles. The greenway is planned to eventually be 12 miles long, stretching from I-285 to the Atlanta Beltline.

Georgians woke up to tornado warnings and heavy rain Tuesday morning as what’s left of Fred moved through the state. A tornado watch remains in place for several northeast Georgia counties, while DeKalb and Fulton counties are under a flood warning, according to the National Weather Service.

The NWS reported that up to 3 inches of rain had fallen by 8:45 a.m. in metro Atlanta. The heavy rain prompted flash floods on interstates, including I-85 South in Gwinnett County. So far, DeKalb officials have not reported major flooding on any roadway in the county.

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