Flooding Closes Roads

By: Stacy Berman
By: Stacy Berman

September 5, 2006

Flooding caused several roads in Fluvanna, Louisa, and Orange counties to close on Tuesday. Water from streams and creeks spilled onto the roadways from the heavy rain that fell Monday night.

Two to three inches of rain drenched parts of Louisa and Fluvanna counties today. The heavy rain fell on already soaked grounds, causing creeks and streams to flood the roadways. Some secondary roads had to close due to the high water. Areas that closed are notorious for flooding. This flooding event was different than the one in late June.

"We seem to have noticed that the flooding is pretty localized. It's seems like Louisa and Fluvanna got a lot more rain overnight Monday than the western edge of the district around Albemarle, Greene, Madison, and that's where we saw the flooding this morning," explained V-DOT spokesperson Lou Hatter.

V-DOT crews had most of the roads reopened by one o'clock and is urging motorists to use caution while driving overnight.

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