Rain Floods Shenandoah County Roads

By: Brendan Ponton Email
By: Brendan Ponton Email

SHENANDOAH COUNTY-- Over 40 roads were closed on Wednesday morning from all of the rain the area saw.

Many parts of the county saw nearly four inches of rain. The flooded roads led to schools being closed in the county for the day.

The flooded roads were all secondary roads, and were mostly country roads. They aren't too busy, but the water can sneak up on drivers.

Chief Gary Yew from the Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue said he expects most of the roads to be cleared by the end of the day, but not all.

"The North Fork of the Shenandoah continues to rise, and probably will throughout the day. We have developments on the east side of the river that are served by low water bridges. It will probably be a couple of days before they are open," he said.

The river remained near flood stage on Wednesday afternoon, but was lower than it was the night before. Yew said his department did not have to make any emergency rescues for people getting swept away or driving through the water.

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