Debris, Water Left Behind from Flooding


Follow Carly Stephenson on Facebook and Twitter.

SHENANDOAH COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- Roads are still closed across the region after last week's downpours. With all the rain on Friday, crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation are now in maintenance mode as some roads are still closed because of standing water.

The Virginia 511 website, which provides traffic information across the state, shows many clouds in Shenandoah county, which means there are roads closed due to the weather.

Parts of Moreland Gap Road are still flooded and crews are working hard to make sure they take some of the stones away to try and drain the water. Crews moved rocks away from the top of the bridge on Monday to help water run underneath through the pipes.

Crews said one stretch of Moreland Gap Road becomes flooded whenever there are heavy rains. They already cleared away debris on Friday and Saturday, but on Water Street in Edinburg, some debris is still left behind. Crews are planning for a new bridge they say they had to wait to work on last week, for hours, just to do their usual work.

Back on Moreland Gap Road, also known as Route 730, Tracy Furr now deals with flooding right next to her home.

"They've done a good job, but it is a hardship to be having to go to different areas or take detours to get out of here," said Tracy Furr, who lives along Moreland Gap Road.

She also said that it's hard for her husband to commute to work and if it gets bad enough, they're stranded.

"We have to take a detour, which really is out of our way. The bridge here will flood and then it will flood this whole entire area, up onto the garden and also to this garden here," said Furr.

With this erosion, crews will also be working to put more rocks there so that it will be safer for cars.

For the next couple of days, some of the roads that crews will be working on include: Supinlick Ridge Road, Dellinger Gap Road and Smith Creek Road.


WHSV.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WHSV-TV3
50 North Main Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801 540-433-9191 - Switchboard 540-433- 4028 - Fax 540-433-2700 - News Fax

WSVF Public Inspection File

Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 259860431 - whsv.com/a?a=259860431