The Riverwalk Apartments in Salem evacuated due to high river levels

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SALEM, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Swift water rescue teams worked throughout Thursday afternoon and evening assisting with evacuations in Roanoke and Salem.

According to Mike Stevens with the City of Salem, crews have evacuated around 50 people from various low water areas.

Stevens says that The Riverwalk Apartments on Route 419 in Salem were evacuated Thursday evening due to high river levels. According to Stevens, as of 10 p.m., the Roanoke River was 14 feet and two inches high.