Dan River surpasses record set during Fran at 29 feet

River will crest by 8 a.m. Friday

By Samantha Smith - Digital Content Producer

DANVILLE, Va. - According to data from the National Weather Service, the Dan River has now surpassed the last highest measurement record. 

As of 7:45 p.m., the NWS measured the Dan River at 28.96 feet. At crest, levels will reach 29.5 feet by 8 a.m. Friday. 

The last highest crest on record was in September of 1996 at 28.65 feet.

Due to the severe flooding, Danville officials have opened a shelter at Bonner Middle School. 

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