Cars underwater, roads closed as flash flooding hits southwest Virginia

Published: Sep. 23, 2018 at 12:04 AM EDT
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Emergency management officials around southwest Virginia are responding to calls about closed roads and property damage following flash flooding Saturday.

Several businesses were affected by high water on Old Virginia Avenue in Rich Creek, Giles County. Resident Miley Mitchell says her apartment building took on flooding, and she was worried about high water affecting some of the items stored on the ground floor.

Danville Fire and Rescue tweeted that several cars were underwater on Timberlake Drive, and other streets were flooded too.

Rainfall rates were higher -- for some parts of the viewing area Saturday --than the night Florence came through. The flash flood risk will continue well into the night. Numerous creeks were out of their banks.

A mudslide partially closed Naff Road in Franklin County, and Brooks Mill Road bridge was washed out.

In Roanoke County, people took videos of water streaming over Old Mill Road in Cave Spring area, making driving dangerous against the current.