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Floods Engulf Williamson and Gainsboro Roads

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ROANOKE, VA -

Drivers on Williamson Road and Gainsboro were in for a surprise Wednesday afternoon, after massive rainfall quickly flooded sections of both roadways.

Maneuvering traffic was chaotic until police were finally able to block off water-covered sections of the roadway.

Long time resident of Gainsboro road Titonia Cook says this is the highest she has seen water in that area in almost thirty years.

"Its amazing. It's truly amazing. I haven't seen this much water since 1985," Cook said.

Both roadways were shut down by 6:30 p.m.

As of  10:00 p.m. water has fully receded from the intersection of Gainsborough and Orange Avenue.

Police say that Williamson Road remains dangerous because of slippery, muddy conditions.

 

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