April 17, 2011
More than 40 secondary roads are closed by high water across Central Virginia Sunday afternoon due to the heavy rains and flooding on Saturday. Numerous roads in Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties are affected.
Most of the roads are expected to reopen once the water recedes but some are likely to need reconstruction work due to washouts and other damage from the swiftly moving water. Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are working to reopen the roads as the water levels fall. Many of the roads are also blocked by trees and other debris washed downstream by the floodwaters.
Anyone planning to drive on Sunday or early Monday morning should also be aware that some roads are likely to remain closed because of high water or flood-related damage.