Flooding Closes Roads, Schools and Athletic Fields

By: McKinsey Harris Email
By: McKinsey Harris Email

From roads to bridges and even an entire school district, flooding caused lots of closures in the Valley Wednesday.

Some Shenandoah County residents were greeted with some closed roads Wednesday, including Route 11 in Mount Jackson.

Water also covered people's back yards and turned places like soccer fields into ponds, with goal posts being submerged in a couple of feet of water.

Residents say this isn't unusual in this area, but with the river near them continuing to rise and moving up into the banks, they're worried, especially since rain is still in the forecast.

"My biggest worry is that my road will be closed too and I won't be able to get out. Also, that schools are closed and we're missing SOL tests," says Shenandoah County teacher Gail Bange.

"Yeah, it's a mess, you know and everything. But it's...ain't nothing we can do about it, and now they're calling for more rain, so here we go again," says Shenandoah County resident George Jones.

Some residents are also concerned about leaving and coming back in, because they say one neighbor received a ticket for entering the closed road when he tried to return home.


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