July 4, 2013
One person is dead and several roads are closed in parts of Virginia following heavy rains.
In Botetourt County, a man died after he fell into a culvert near his home while trying to remove debris early Thursday morning.
Salem city spokesman Mike Stevens says two mobile home parks were evacuated Wednesday night because of flooding.
The Virginia Department of Transportation says roads across the Roanoke Valley have been flooded or damaged. About 5 miles of Route 221 in Roanoke County is closed because of mudslides.
The National Weather Service says the Roanoke River in Roanoke was about 4 feet above its 10-foot flood stage at 2 a.m. Thursday. The region received up to 4 inches of rain overnight.
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