Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176
Sept. 7, 2008
7:00 a.m. UPDATE: NUMEROUS ROADS REMAIN IMPASSABLE
Flooding reported in VDOT’s Lynchburg District
As of 7:00 a.m., closures and/or cautions are reported in Campbell, Charlotte, Halifax, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward counties. However, conditions continue to improve rapidly. A complete list of current conditions is available at www.511Virginia.org.
Drivers should use extreme caution while traveling throughout the commonwealth during the next few days, especially in low-lying areas or on roads that are prone to flooding.
- Remember never to drive through standing water, as you might lose control of your vehicle.
- Rapidly rising water could engulf your vehicle and sweep it away. According to the National Weather Service, two
feet of water will carry away most automobiles. Nearly half of all flash flood fatalities are automobile-based.
- There is no way to tell if flooded roads have been washed out by swift-moving waters.
- If you come across a flooded road, turn around and use an alternate route.
For the latest information on road conditions, traffic and weather, contact:
- www.vaemergency.com - general storm information, status of Virginia response efforts and the latest information
about storm damage and response statewide.
- Call 511 or visit www.511Virginia.org – for the latest road conditions on major highways throughout the
- Highway Helpline (800) 367-ROAD - to report flooded roads or road damage.
- www.ReadyVirginia.gov for information about how you to prepare you and your family for emergencies
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