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Heavy rain causing flooding, road closures throughout Southwest Virginia

Roanoke River in Elliston, credit: Audrey Mae
Roanoke River in Elliston, credit: Audrey Mae

Dozens are roads are closed Monday morning as flash flooding becomes a greater threat for our area. 

Downed trees and standing water have been reported in Roanoke, Bedford, Floyd, Franklin, Henry, Montgomery and Patrick counties. 

The Virginia Department of Transportation reminds people to "turn around, don't drown." It takes as little as 6" to float a small vehicle. 

You can check river levels here.

A list of school closures can be found here. 

Click here for an up-to-date list of road closures.