The National Weather Service has extended the Flash Flood Warning for the City Of Lynchburg through 6pm. They are siting continued concerns over the integrity of the College Lake Dam.
The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has extended the
* Flash Flood Warning for... The central City of Lynchburg in central Virginia...
* Until 600 PM EDT Friday
* At 1002 AM EDT, Emergency management reported that 4 to 6 inches of rain overnight has caused College Lake Dam to remain above its capacity. Although water levels have decreased, the threat for dam failure continues. Emergency personnel will check the dam for signs of structural failure today. Thus the Flash Flood warning may need to be extended again later today.
* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Lynchburg.
This includes the following streams and drainages... James River... Blackwater Creek... and Ivy Creek.
When it is safe to do so, please send your reports of flooding, including mudslides or flooded roads, to the National Weather Service by calling toll free at 1...8 6 6...2 1 5...4 3 2 4. Reports and pictures can also be shared on the National Weather Service Blacksburg Facebook page and on Twitter.
Campus will close at 1 p.m. today, August 3, due to the extension of a flood watch. Please continue to use roads on the back side of campus as the Lakeside Drive entrance remains closed. (Campus tours scheduled at 1 p.m. will still be held.) pic.twitter.com/1klH4wJNOu— University of Lynchburg (@lynchburg) August 3, 2018
We are currently assessing the safety of the College Lake Dam & Lakeside Drive and hope to have more updates shortly. To learn more about the area, please visit this interactive map: https://t.co/QDFXpAOt9D— Lynchburg Water (@LynchburgH20) August 3, 2018
Flash Flood Warning continues for Lynchburg VA until 6:00 PM EDT pic.twitter.com/ueHszVdgZP— NWS Blacksburg (@NWSBlacksburg) August 3, 2018
Engineers are on the scene this morning accessing the damage to the college lake dam. pic.twitter.com/aR7jMe5sPS— Chris Hoffman (@NewsmanChris) August 3, 2018
The following roads are listed as damaged. AVOID IF POSSIBLE! pic.twitter.com/uUDbC530P6— ABC 13 News - WSET (@ABC13News) August 3, 2018
The following roads are closed due to flooding/washouts pic.twitter.com/E8SCqu6ICU— ABC 13 News - WSET (@ABC13News) August 3, 2018
The following main roads are reopened pic.twitter.com/rfBSSroYG8— ABC 13 News - WSET (@ABC13News) August 3, 2018