The National Weather Service has extended it's Flash Flood Warning for the city of Lynchburg until 2am Saturday morning. Although the College Lake Dam is considered to be 'stable' additional rains this evening continue worry forecasts.
On Saturday, crews will open a small sluice on the spillway in order to begin dewatering the reservoir.
Once the water levels are lowered, then initial repairs can begin on the dam embankment and the roadway.
Residents who have been evacuated will not be able to return to their homes until further notice. Officials hope to announce a possible return time frame by the end of the day Saturday, August 4.
Liberty University has opened an additional shelter for families displaced from the storm. Housing can be found at the University's Odd Fellows Road Annex, details are below. Contact LU Send Now at 434-592-6576 to make arrangements.
For additional storm related info: ABC 13
Flash Flood Warning continues for Lynchburg VA until 2:00 AM EDT pic.twitter.com/ECfSUoI8Vt— NWS Blacksburg (@NWSBlacksburg) August 3, 2018
AERIAL VIEW: This is a look at the College Lake Dam on Lakeside Drive after a night of heavy rain and the threat that the dam would break.— ABC 13 News - WSET (@ABC13News) August 3, 2018
MORE RAIN IS ON THE WAY -- @lynchburggov is closely monitoring the structure.
Video courtesy of Bon Air Drone pic.twitter.com/IPJLnVAfTY
A look at the Bella Rose Plantation after flooding. The bridge was wiped out. pic.twitter.com/VxtU0dJN8y— Kari Beal (@KariBealTV) August 3, 2018