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LYN-11-086

Sept. 23, 2011



HEAVY RAIN CREATES DRIVING ISSUES
Flooding, downed trees reported in Buckingham, Cumberland and Prince Edward Counties

LYNCHBURG – Motorists in the north-eastern portion of the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) have experienced heavy rain this morning and flooded roads and downed trees may be encountered during travel. 

Numerous reports of flooding and debris have been received in Prince Edward County with unconfirmed measurements of two to three inches of rain in the Hampden-Sydney area.  Route 646 (Farmville Lake Road) is closed due to the failure of the lake dam.  VDOT and emergency response crews are on the scene.

Reports of flooding and downed trees have also been received from Buckingham and Cumberland Counties. 

Currently, VDOT crews are removing the trees as reports are received.  Flooding conditions are changes rapidly and motorists should maintain their awareness of conditions as additional rain is predicted.

For up-to-date road conditions, visit www.511Virgina.org or call 511. 

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