Road closures could last weeks after heavy rain washes out major roadways
Drivers like Charles Angell hit a major detour on his drive from West Virginia to Giles County on Tuesday due to a road closure. Route 460 is closed in both directions after a landslide washed away the road. VDOT spokesperson Jason Bond said there are several long-term closures due to damage, including on Route 116 in Franklin County, Route 640 and Route 57 in Bassett. The National Park Service and Federal Highway Administration will assess the damage and determine what repairs are needed. You never know, especially that river road over there, tomorrow it might not be open, said Angell.