Heavy Rains Lead to Localized Flooding and Road Closures

December 9, 2009

The heavy rains that pummeled Albemarle County and surrounding areas Tuesday night may be gone, but you could still see its impact on some back-country roads. A half-dozen roads in Albemarle, Orange, and Greene counties were closed Wednesday.

Dyers Mill Lane, located off Route 20 in southern Albemarle County, was closed by VDOT because of high water.

Also on the list of closures was Watts Passage Road. A small creek that runs under the road flooded its banks, almost completely covering the sign markers leading up to the bridge.

There's also high water closer to Charlottesville. The Rivanna River at Darden Towe Park overflowed and covered a parking lot at the back of the park. The water is so deep in some spots that is covers picnic table benches.

In the Shenandoah Valley, a handful of homeowners have reported flooded basements, and others have flood damage to repair. However, we have not heard about any situation like this in the Charlottesville area.

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