12:55 PM EST, January 16, 2013
More than a dozen roads remain closed Wednesday afternoon in Pittsylvania County because of flooding.
The high water also delayed school. Now rivers are starting to rise.
The rising river poses a threat to roads and businesses.
No matter what you call this wet week the non-stop rain continues to show its strength.
Creeks are now rushing rivers and roads seemingly non-existent.
"It's some high waters around, yes sir, and there's a lot of water on the ground which we really need the rain,” Pittsylvania County resident Kermit Gibson said.
Some roadways look more like a pond than an actual street. The Virginia Department of Transportation closed more than a dozen roads in Pittsylvania County and put up measuring sticks to warn drivers.
Pittsylvania County Public Schools delayed school two hours and changed bus routes to bypass closed roads.
"Most of the main roads are clear, But on the side roads if there are creeks that are on the road they will reroute the busses,” Holly Jennings of Chatham High School said.
There's no word if Pittsylvania County schools will be delayed Thursday.
Before this week there was a 16-inch rainfall deficit for Danville and Pittsylvania County, so this is a much-needed rain that's come all at once.
Store managers in the flood plain say they're keeping a close eye on the water level.
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