A few creeks and streams across the New River Valley are overflowing their banks. The flooding has caused road closings in several areas:
The Virginia Department of Transportation says Route 724, Old Wolf Creek Road, in Giles County will be closed for three months because of flood damage. The low water bridge near Rt. 676, Conley Hollow Road, was washed out.
VDOT says drivers should find alernate routes around the washout.
A second rock slide this week in Carroll County.
This time the debris fell on a scarcely-traveled road in a rural part of the county, not on the interstate.
Sutphintown Road is closed near the intersection of Panther Creek Road. Massive rocks fell from the mountain above yesterday. They completely covered the road.
V-DOT says the road and the creekbank remain unstable.
A resident of the area says this vicinity was flooded earlier in the week. He wasn't surprised when he drove by this morning and saw boulders blocking his way.
Wayne Hickman says "the creek was up in here and a lot of water for a couple days and when I came through there was a lot of water up here and it looked like it was going to slide then, but it didnt. Lucky for me it didn't. I didnt' have my hard hat!"
Not a lot of people live along Sutphintown Road, and V-DOT says there are alternate routes.
There are reports of other road closures here and there due to flooding or standing water.