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Neighbors Along Route 6 Take Flooding Concerns to Planners - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

Neighbors Along Route 6 Take Flooding Concerns to Planners

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ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va (WVIR) -

Tuesday night, VDOT, Scottsville, and Fluvanna County representatives got together to try to find a way to stop floodwaters from washing out Route 6 and cutting off part of Scottsville.

The water leaves residents stranded in an emergency, and they fear the flash flooding could wash out the ground below the busy road.

Susan Cable lives along Route 6, West River Road, just across the Fluvanna County line from the town of Scottsville. The stream under her home's driveway drains a 460-acre watershed down into the town and the James River. Rushing runoff from two storms in April and May cut off access to homes along the road for 24 hours and eroded away a retaining wall.

The flooding issues are forcing county officials to come up with some long-term solutions.

“It could be some alternate routing for the water, it could be some improved drainage along the roadside, it could be some changes to the driveway structures on the homes that are on that route, a whole variety of things,” said Fluvanna County Administrator Steve Nichols.

Train ties, tires, and trash were all found in the runoff from those recent storms.

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