The Day After Floods Hit Nelson County

Photo By Tommy Stafford : ©2011 : One day after major flooding hit Nelson County, some roads remain closed due to damage from the heavy rains. This is the west end of Glenthorne Loop behind Spruce Creek Gallery south of Nellysford.

Nelson County, Virginia
One day after 5 to 7 inches of rain poured off of the mountains in Western Nelson County, some roads either remain closed or damaged from intense flooding that hit Saturday afternoon. Nelson County Life followed the story minute by minute in pictures as it unfolded in this original breaking post. Tommy continually updated storm information as severe weather moved through. One family near the intersection of Route 250 & 151 had to be rescued from their house as flood waters quickly rushed in covering the house half way up to the roof line.

Above video from Glenthorne Loop Sunday around noon. Water continues flowing over the road at the bridge over Spruce Creek. Due to some bridge damage the road was closed.

Cars make a slow go along Greenfield Road (635) Sunday morning. Long after the flood water receded, huge chunks of pavement were washed to the side leaving a rough but passable road.

In nearby Waynesboro, a mother and child were swept to their death from raging storm waters after they attempted to cross a flood swollen creek. And in neighboring Stuart’s Draft, a small tornado briefly touched down causing some damage. The flooding and that tornado were all part of a much larger system that caused extensive damage and death across the SE United States on Saturday.

Fortunately the start to the coming week will be much quieter. Though another chance for storms returns to the forecast around mid-week.


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