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After The Flood : More Photos, Video, Road Closings, Rain Totals : 1.25.10

[ 2 ] January 25, 2010 |
All Photos ©2010 www.nelsoncountylife.com : Photo By Tommy Stafford : By late afternoon Monday, the water on Greenfield Road had dropped enough for a few folks to get through. Click on any photos to enlarge.

All Photos ©2010 www.nelsoncountylife.com : Photo By Tommy Stafford : By late afternoon Monday, the water on Greenfield Road had dropped enough for a few folks to get through. Click on any photos to enlarge.

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.

Photo By Ray Uttaro : Crews work to rescue a stranded driver along Rockfish River Road (Route 617) headed toward Schuyler on Monday afternoon.

Photo By Ray Uttaro : Crews work to rescue a stranded driver along Rockfish River Road (Route 617) headed toward Schuyler on Monday afternoon.

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
-Glenthorne Loop
-Greenfield Road (635)
-Rose Mill Road
-Old Roseland Road
-Gulleysville 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.

Photo By Jennifer Anderson Smith : Route 6 in Afton, Virginia near the post office. This was taken around 2PM Monday afternoon.

Photo By Jennifer Anderson Smith : Route 6 in Afton, Virginia near the post office. This was taken around 2PM Monday afternoon.

Rainfall totals from across Nelson County as of 6:30 Monday morning. Click to enlarge.

Rainfall totals from across Nelson County as of 6:30 Monday morning. Click to enlarge.

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.

All previous flood coverage by clicking here and here.

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.

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  1. bill miller says:

    Man, why did I ever leave Carolina for this???

  2. Yvonne says:

    We had 4″ in a plastic rain gauge that only measures 5″. Not sure how much ‘spalshed’ out. The pond is full now. WOW! Now it is flurrying snow 🙂

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