Flood Warning issued for Lynchburg, nearby counties

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a Flood Warning until 11:15 pm for Roanoke County, Campbell County, the City of Salem, northeastern Floyd County, the City of Roanoke, Bedford County, Southern Botetourt County, the City of Lynchburg, central Franklin County and Eastern Montgomery County.

At 5:19 PM EDT, Doppler radar showed showers and a few thunderstorms with locally heavy rain moving into the region from the south. This rain will be falling on ground that is already saturated from heavy rain that fell yesterday. Runoff from new heavy rainfall will likely cause flooding of streams and creeks as well as poor drainage areas.  Some locations that will experience flooding include Roanoke, Lynchburg, Salem, Christiansburg and Vinton. This includes The following Locations: Liberty University, The Salem Fairgrounds, The National D-Day Memorial, Lynchburg Airport, and Roanoke Regional Airport. When it is safe to do so, please send your reports of flooding, including mudslides or flooded roads, to the National Weather Service by calling toll free at 1-866-215-4324. Reports and pictures can also be shared on the National Weather Service Blacksburg Facebook page and on Twitter.

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