The College Lake Dam still stands as he sun rises this Friday morning, but the danger is not behind us.
A Flash Flood Warning has been extended until 11:30 Friday morning for the area down stream from the Dam as officials continue to worry the dam may still fail.
The City of Lynchburg is asking residents not to drive around barricades that have been put up due to flooded streets or downed trees.
City officials estimate that those who were evacuated might not be able to return home for a minimum of 24 hours.
The following streets are closed:
- Lakeside Drive is closed from Old Forest Road to Moorman Drive.
- Halsey Street
- Hill Street
- Greenwood Drive
- McConville Road
Detours will remain in place due to the compromised condition of the College Lake Dam.
Shelters have been open at the Salvation Army in Lynchburg, and E.C. Glass High School
Be aware that flood waters could have debris and other contaminants so you are encouraged to stay out of the water.
The Blackwater Creek Trail is closed until further notice.
More than 1,600 customers are without power in the Lynchburg area.
According to Appalachian Power, 360 customers in Bedford County, almost 500 customers in Campbell County, and just over 130 are without power in Lynchburg.
Rain does continue to be in the forecast through the rest of Friday.
More updates from ABC 13
The Flash Flood Warning for the City of Lynchburg has been extended until 11:30 AM on August 3, 2018.— Lynchburg DES (@LynchburgDES) August 3, 2018
Torrential rain leaves cars submerged as floods turn roads into rivers in Lynchburg, Virginia.— ABC News (@ABC) August 3, 2018
Over 35 million people from Georgia to Vermont remain at risk of flash flooding. https://t.co/czOWpc6PP4 pic.twitter.com/hNnH4SmPP8
Alert: Due to the weather conditions, Rte 8 leaves Transfer Station to Oakley Ave, right on Lakeside Dr (behind Plaza), left on Murrell Rd, left on Langhorne Rd to Cranehill, left past Linkhorne Elem School to OFR using Forest Brook Rd from Lakeside Dr back to OFR— GLTC (@GLTCONLINE) August 3, 2018