Virginia Floods Close Roads, Claim Lives

Floodwaters triggered by rains from Tropical Storm Lee's remnants have covered roads and killed three people in Virginia, including a Courtland woman who drowned after her car sank in a swamp.

State police say 48-year-old Paula Horner was driving on Va. 35 about 2:30 a.m. Friday in Southampton County when her car hit standing water and veered into the swamp. A passenger escaped, but Horner was trapped and drowned in the submerged car.

A Fairfax County man died Thursday when rising waters trapped his car and a 12-year-old Fairfax County boy was swept away by an overflowing creek in his back yard.

Many eastern Virginia roads remained impassable. New Kent County officials reported that a small dam burst Friday morning in Providence Forge, flooding U.S. 60. No injuries were reported. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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