Overnight Rain Causes Street Closures, Flooding

By: Cheryn Stone Email
By: Cheryn Stone Email

January 25, 2010

Heavy rain poured over Central Virginia in a short period of time, causing a flood of problems. High water spilled over banks Monday on several roads, pooling and submerging streets.

Heavy rain caused small streams and creeks to rise and closed a handful of secondary roads in Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa, Greene and Madison counties.

In Albemarle County alone, officials reported that at least 30 roads were impacted by the rain, many of them completely impassable or blocked by mud or fallen trees.

VDOT has warned drivers to be aware of water ponding in the roads. If you hist standing water, you could hydroplane and lose control.

As water levels decrease and drain, river levels are expected to rise, which could bring a host of other problems. Conditions are changing quickly.

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