Several roads in Roanoke are closed after heavy rains dropped several inches of water in an hour.
Swift water rescue crews are responding to calls from motorists who attempted to drive on flooded roadways. Police urge people not to drive on flooded roads.
A number of parking lots have also flooded, especially at Valley View Mall, Crossroads Mall, and a number of hotels.
Latest list of Roanoke City Road closings (as of 9:45 p.m. Wednesday)
Huntington Blvd. between Bohon and Oliver
Kimball between 4th and Rutherford
700 Williamson Road
Williamson Road and Wells Avenue
Eastbound Williamson Road between Kimball and Hollins
Vale and Kermit
13th Street and Eastern
Baldwin and Light
Walker Avenue behind the Civic Center
Eastbound Orange between Hollins Road and Plantation Road (down to
10th between Grayson and Andrews
3700 Cove Road NW
Lick-Run Greenway entrance - closed at 10th Street and Andrews
(greenway bridge has been washed away)
Wise Avenue at Indian Village (low water bridge)
There are several intersections where the traffic signals are on flash. Citizens should use caution at these intersections.
Several greenway entrances are closed and parts of the greenway system are underwater.
Also, citizens should be mindful that there may be debris in the form of gravel, small branches, or other items in the roadways as a result of the flood. Citizens are asked to exercise caution and be vigilant.