Nelson County, Virginia
As we first told you this morning, widespread flooding has occurred across Nelson County this Monday morning. Nelson County Public Schools have closed due to the flooding as many roads remain closed early Monday morning. In Gladstone, some residents evacuated due to extensive flooding in the SE part of Nelson County.
The following roads remained closed as of 9:15 AM this morning according to Nelson County Sheriff, David Brooks:
-Rockfish River Rd
-South Powell Island Road near Tye River
-Rose Mill Road
-Old Roseland Road
-Gulleysville Road (Near Nellysford)
John Lloyd emailed us saying; “Wow! The rivers/creeks are the highest that I’ve seen — lived in Nelson since May 1998. If you could get some pictures of the creek beside Route 6 East (about 1/4 mile from Route 151) and the flood plain just south of Virginia Lane (by Tuckahoe Antique Mall). Never seen that much water in those places. Thanks for the great coverage, as usual.”
Editor’s note, those pics are coming up shortly! Thanks for the info John!
If you have any flooding pictures from around the county send them to us: firstname.lastname@example.org or post them to our Facebook page.
Boy, oh boy! Talk about living on “waterfront”! Our driveway in now lakefront as the stream has jumped its’ boundary by at least 100′. The good news is all the animals are fine, especially the ducks!!! Be careful everyone 🙂
Does anyone know how many inches of rain fell last night???
Hi Mimi, here’s the totals as of 6:30 this morning: http://www.blueridgelife.com/2010/01/25/major-flooding-across-nelson-from-heavy-overnight-rains-evacuations-1-15-10/
Devils Knob had the most at just under 6 inches.
Several of the drainage culverts above me were overwhelmed with debris and became blocked. I woke up to two streams, one on each side of the house and a third running along the back. Not too bad. A little flooding inside one part of the house, driveway has a two foot wide and deep ravine, The blacksmith shop flooded and the runoff took out the corner of the dirt floor. The forge is sitting a little low. but the day is beautiful and fine for a bit of yard work 🙂
Hey Nieghbor! Thanks for posting the pics. I’m glad my shed hasn’t washed into your yard yet!
Wow! looks from the photos that the water may have been coming down from I-64 to Rt 250, across and then straight down to Rt 6 and around to you. Man that is a big flow!
Hope all is Ok. I may have to cancel my trip to New Orleans.
Give yell if ya need help.