Heavy Rain Causes Flooding, Mudslides in Southwest Virginia

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12 Feb 2018 12:06 PM
Heavy rain triggered flooding and at least three mudslides in southwestern Virginia on Sunday, February 11. More than 30 roads were closed, and a shelter was opened in Wise County for those who had to evacuate their homes, a report said. A stretch of Highway 421 also was shut after a mudslide in Lee County near Stone Creek. Another mudslide was reported on Highway 58 on Powell Mountain, according to a report. The third mudslide was reported in St. Charles. This footage from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office shows flooding near Jonesville and the mudslide on Powell Mountain. https://youtu.be/jySgWIBGmKA But while the heavy rains made a mess for some roads, residents were seen taking advantage of the floodwater. This video from the Lee County Sheriff's Office shows three men canoeing through the floodwater. https://youtu.be/7zn8UMOb2cY For your local forecast, download our app or click here.   Story via Storyful
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