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Roanoke River crests at moderate flood stage, making it the 8th highest on record

ROANOKE, Va. – Floodwaters rose across the region as rain continued to fall on Thursday.

In Roanoke, the Roanoke River crested around dinner-time at 15.9 feet. This was the 8th highest crest on record for the river.

As of 9:20 a.m. Friday, the river was at 12.9 feet in moderate flood stage. The river level is forecasted to drop out of flood stage just after 8 p.m. Friday.

Check out Taj Simmons’ report from 2:15 p.m. Thursday on the rising water levels:

This was the river’s eighth-highest crest on record at 15.9 feet. The next highest crest on record is 16.64 feet, which happened on Oct. 11, 2018.

Because of the rising river and floodwaters other places, many roads were closed throughout the city.

One areas that was particularly impacted was near Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

In front of the hospital, Belleview Avenue is flooded near the intersection with S Jefferson Street and the road is closed.


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