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Major Flooding Hits Area – Two People Still Missing As Of Thursday Afternoon

[ 0 ] May 31, 2018 |

Photo courtesy of Greene County, VA Sheriff’s Office : Route 33 West where VDOT was clearing the roadway from a mudslide. Thursday – May 31, 2018

Central Virginia Blue Ridge Area

Updated Thursday afternoon at 4:15 PM with Albermarle County PD statement:

“The Albemarle County Police Department’s Crash Reconstruction Unit and members of the Criminal Investigations Division are currently investigating an incident involving two vehicles swept downstream as a result of heavy rains and flash flooding.

On May 30, 2018 at 2138 hours, two vehicles to include a Toyota Prius traveling west, stopped due to high water in the 900 block of Old Ballard Road. Rapidly rising water levels swept both vehicles off the roadway and downstream. Two occupants of the Toyota Prius were also caught in the flash flood. One occupant has been located and is deceased. The second occupant is still missing. The occupant of the second vehicle was able to swim to a safe location.

The identity of both the deceased and the missing person are being withheld until the missing person is located and family members can be notified of the search results.

Lieutenant Miller Stoddard
Albemarle County Police Department
Special Operations Division”

Original post at 8:17 AM – 5.31.18
Major floods hit the area overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning. Three people are still missing that were swept away from floodwaters and many roads are closed across the area due to either being washed out, collapsed, or mudslides.

Below are some of updates from our own feeds and those of our media partners at CBS19 News in Charlottesville.

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