Overnight Flooding in Roanoke County; 5 Rescued

posted by Caroline Cook - 

Just after midnight, Roanoke County Emergency Communications Center began to receive 911 calls in reference to flash flooding.  Additionally, they also got calls about vehicles being stuck in the flooded roadways. 

The flash flooding was predominantly in the south county area off of and on Electric Road.  A total of five rescues of the stranded motorist was conducted by Roanoke County Fire & Rescue and Roanoke County Police. 

No persons were injured during this flooding event.  At time time, all roadways are back open in the county. 

The Brambleton Recreation Center is closed today due to flooding. 

Roanoke County Public safety agencies emphasize to the public to never risk your life or property.  If you see standing water, DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH IT.  Turn around, don't drown. 

Photo:  WSET

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