ROANOKE, Va. – Thursday Morning Update
The Roanoke River is expected to reach its crest between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday.
As of 7:20 a.m. Thursday, the river is at 14.81 feet. Flood stage is 10 feet, and cresting is 16 feet.
The rain continues to fall which will cause area rivers to rise in the coming days.
The National Weather Service office in Blacksburg has issued a flood warning for the Roanoke River that begins Wednesday afternoon and will continue until Saturday morning.
This will affect parts of the city of Roanoke, city of Salem and Roanoke County.