Nelson County, Virginia
What a day! Just a month after a 2 foot snowstorm, people all across Nelson have been dealing with massive flooding. If you weren’t directly affected by it, chances are you had to take a detour because of it.
At 3:30 PM here’s a listing of the roads Nelson County Sheriff, David Brooks, says are still being affected by the flood waters.
Editor’s Note: Many of these roads were becoming passable by dusk, but use caution traveling any of those listed.
-56 E @ Wingina is closed
-South Powell Island near River still closed
-Rockfish River Road (617) @ Route 29
-Wheelers Cove In Elma Area of County
-Greenfield Road (635)
-Rose Mill Road
-Old Roseland Road
-Castle Creek Road
-North Fork Road (Near base of Montebello Mtn)
-Creek Lane Near Ashley’s Market
-Mill Creek on Top of Montebello Mountain
-Howardsvville Turnpike In Schuyler area
Above is video we shot earlier in the day shortly after daylight. Many of the roads in this brief video are still flooded, at least partially.
Above are the rainfall totals Monday morning as the rain was winding down. Devils Knob reported the most with 5.63 inches, topping out at 5.95 inches just before 10AM for that 24 hour period.
Lots of water literally has to go under the bridge before this will be a memory. The James River near Bent Creek in the southern part of the county is predicted to rise about 6 feet above flood stage by Tuesday afternoon before starting a slow fall.
Unfortunately, we must now turn attention to a developing winter storm and very cold temperatures by the end of the week.
Updates on that in Tommy’s Audio Weather later Monday night.