Roanoke River now expected to reach major flood stage

A flood warning has been issued for the river, affecting Roanoke, Salem and Roanoke County

Roanoke River level and forecast
Roanoke River level and forecast (WSLS)

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.

Original Story

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.

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