Roanoke River flooding blocks roads, causes swift water rescues - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Roanoke River flooding blocks roads, causes swift water rescues

Posted: Updated:
Flooding at Belleview Ave. and Crystal Spring Dr. Flooding at Belleview Ave. and Crystal Spring Dr.
Roanoke River Greenway covered by flood water near Wiley Dr. Roanoke River Greenway covered by flood water near Wiley Dr.
ROANOKE, VA -

The Roanoke River is three feet above flood stage in Roanoke, as of Thursday morning.

Roanoke City Fire-EMS says its swift water rescue teams helped save 29 people overnight from high water.  Especially hard hit were the Meadowbrook area near Peters Creek Road, and in the Eastern Avenue neighborhood.

Along the river itself, parts of the Roanoke River Greenway are underwater.  High water covers miles posts along the Greenway near Wiley Drive.

Emergency workers remind everyone to never drive over flooded roadways or around barricades

Roanoke City staff is meeting with the promoters for the Music For Americans event and fireworks scheduled for tonight at River's Edge to assess whether to move forward with the events.  

A decision is expected to be made by 2 p.m.

  • Apple boosts record iPhone 6 preorder sales

    Apple boosts record iPhone 6 preorder sales

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:53 AM EDT2014-09-16 06:53:46 GMT
    (WSLS)-- It's been just one week since Apple representatives made a major announcement about the new iPhone 6 and i-Phone 6 plus, and already the company is seeing record sales.Friday, Apple began pre-orders for the new smartphone. In the first day alone, a record four million new phones were purchased. Apple leaders say because of the huge number of preorders, not everyone who ordered the new phones will get them this Friday as planned. Some people will have to wait until next month because ...
    (WSLS)-- It's been just one week since Apple representatives made a major announcement about the new iPhone 6 and i-Phone 6 plus, and already the company is seeing record sales.Friday, Apple began pre-orders for the new smartphone. In the first day alone, a record four million new phones were purchased. Apple leaders say because of the huge number of preorders, not everyone who ordered the new phones will get them this Friday as planned. Some people will have to wait until next month because ...
  • Botetourt Co. and Western Virginia Water Authority meet with residents to hear concerns

    Botetourt Co. and Western Virginia Water Authority meet with residents to hear concerns

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:54 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:54:56 GMT
    Officials in Botetourt County lead the discussion about a potential merger between the county utilities and the Western Virginia Water Authority.
    Officials in Botetourt County lead the discussion about a potential merger between the county utilities and the Western Virginia Water Authority.
  • Vote for your favorite Member One "Best Moment of Their Lives" entry

    Vote for your favorite Member One "Best Moment of Their Lives" entry

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:49:13 GMT
    A local credit union wants to know which moment is deserving of $500. Member One Federal Credit Union posted the top seven entries of the "Best Moments of Their Lives" contest to Facebook Monday.
    A local credit union wants to know which moment is deserving of $500. Member One Federal Credit Union posted the top seven entries of the "Best Moments of Their Lives" contest to Facebook Monday.
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.