Nelson: Significant Flooding Hits Southern Part Of County

™©2013 Blue Ridge Life : Photos Courtesy of
Krista Monahan : Roads near Piney River Baptist Church in Southern Nelson County were completely flooded out Thursday evening – July 11, 2013 after heavy pounding rains hit the area.

Lowesville / Piney River
Nelson County, VA

Very heavy rains moved into Southern Nelson County Thursday evening creating flooding conditions in many areas from Lowesville to Roseland. “I have never seen rains like this. I was trying to get to my dad’s house off of Lowesville Road and we decided to turn around. I couldn’t even make it in my large work truck,” said Carlos Becerra by phone to us here at BRLM Thursday evening.

Photo Courtesy of Krista Monahan: Portions of Woodson Road were closed by deputies and VDOT Thursday evening after flooding rains caused it to wash out.

Radar estimates we looked at here at BRLM show as much as 2″ per hour falling with the storms. But people in the storm reported more. “My station here off of Roseland Rd in South Nelson we were showing rates of 4″ per hour. We picked up 1.7″ in just 30 minutes. My backyard is a pond and the driveway is a river filling the pond,” Stuart Smith told us.

“We have a camper at the river that my husband is rescuing in the dark with his tractor and the help of our neighbor,” Susan Shimp told us via our Facebook page.

Flash Flood Warnings were issued for the area by the NWS.

Unfortunately more rain is in the forecast on Friday.


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