Gusty winds and heavy rains from the remnants of Hurricane Michael created flooded roads, downed trees, and power lines in western Virginia.
As of 11 a.m., approximately 140 roads are closed or affected in the 12 counties of VDOT’s Salem District, which includes Bedford, Botetourt, Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, and Roanoke.
Crews are currently clearing debris and assessing roads throughout the region, coordinating with emergency and utility crews and making or scheduling repairs where possible. In some areas, water will need to recede before a road can be investigated or repaired.
Their focus Friday will be to make roads safe and passable for traffic. If extensive repairs are needed, they will be coordinated and scheduled at a later date.
Drivers are encouraged to continue to monitor road conditions in your area prior to traveling.
More HERE from ABC-13 WSET.
FLOODING UPDATE: Crews are out today assessing roads, working to re-open or make passable where possible. Extensive repairs if needed will be scheduled later. Check road conditions before driving. https://t.co/XdhCc5pwcH pic.twitter.com/BS1HkaEEEG— VDOT Salem (@VaDOTSalem) October 12, 2018