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Heavy rain closes roads in southwest, central Virginia

Roads throughout southwest and central Virginia are closed due to heavy rain (City of Roanoke)

Heavy rain has closed roads throughout southwest and central Virginia on Thursday.

The Virginia Dept. of Transportation website is down. If you have any information or photos of road closures, please email us at To see a list of river levels, click here.

Here is a list of road closures in our region:

  • Pittsylvania County
    • Officials have reported 20-30 road closures to the National Weather Service. Due to an outage on the VDOT website, they are not able to specify which roads are closed.
    • A landslide has been reported on Harbor Drive heading towards Leesville, and officials say numerous trees are blocking the road
  • Radford
    • Bisset Park
    • New River Drive
    • Second Ave. Extended
    • Park Road, adjacent to Round Hill Drive
  • Roanoke
    • Bennington at Pike
    • Wise Avenue near Indian Rock Village
    • 13th St. NE & Mason Mill
    • 13th & Varnell
    • Wiley & Franklin
    • Wiley & Crystal Spring
    • Deyerle & Cravens Creek
    • Cravens Creek & Crestmoor
    • Franklin & Wonju
    • Edgewood at the Shell Station
    • Tinker Creek Ln
    • Bennington from Riverdale to round-a-bout
    • Jerome & Edgerton
    • Jerome & Dundee
    • Gus Nicks & Vale
    • Kermit & Clyde
  • Rockingham County
  • Salem
    • Low Water Bridge at Mill Lane
    • E. Riverside from Colorado to Front
    • E. Riverside from Apperson to Homestead
    • W. Riverside from Front to Eddy
    • W. Riverside from Mountain to Kingsmill
    • Butt Hollow from Howard to Locust Grove
  • Danville
    • Trade St. from Advanced St. to the Danville Stadium Cinemas
    • Goodyear Boulevard from the Danville Expressway to Jenny Lane

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