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Flooding Closes Roads Across Central Virginia

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photo from video courtesy of Wilson Foster photo from video courtesy of Wilson Foster

Update:  Route 612 is closed in the area near Tilt Hammer Circle. The Virginia department of Transportation reports the road is washed out.

 


 

The rain and thunderstorms are causing flooding concerns and shutting down some roads across central Virginia.

Portions of Route 340 in Augusta County are closed for street flooding. That includes several spots in the Dooms area.

The Augusta County Sheriff's Office confirms several cars were swept away, but no one was hurt. They don't expect conditions to get any better until the rain stops.

In the Charlottesville area, the heavy rain caused high water under the 14th Street Bridge by the University of Virginia. It made for a very wet and slow rush-hour commute earlier Monday evening.  Charlottesville police also had to respond when a white Ford Taurus ended up in deep water along Old Ivy Road. The car had to be towed away, but everyone was OK.

More rain is still in the forecast through Tuesday. Authorities are urging all drivers never to drive through high or standing water, because you never know how deep it may be.

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