Charlottesville In Good Shape After Ernesto

By: Autria Godfrey
By: Autria Godfrey

September 2, 2006

What officials expected to drench our area with up to 10 inches of rain, left us with only few damages and some much needed rain

City and county officials said that the only problems stemmed from power outages and fallen trees, not the severe flooding we were expecting and preparing for. VDOT says that as of Saturday only 2 roads were still closed because of high water and those were expected to be open by the end of the day. By now, almost everyone in our area has had their power restored and that's something officials say was thanks to good planning.

"We had preparation before the storm got here and we had really good cooperation from the citizens. Also of course the storm moved a little bit further to the East and that helped us out," City spokesman Ric Barrick said.

Officials also say that there were a few automobile accidents that were attributed to the bad weather, but no serious injuries.
Those two roads that are still closed are route 602 and 642 in Madison County.

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