Crashes, flooding, downed trees lead to road closures across southwest and central Virginia as Zeta passes through

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Botetourt County first responders were dispatched to an overturned tractor-trailer on Catawba Road on Thursday, Oct. 29. (Photo: Courtesy Botetourt County Department of Fire and EMS)

Botetourt County first responders were dispatched to an overturned tractor-trailer on Catawba Road on Thursday, Oct. 29. (Photo: Courtesy Botetourt County Department of Fire and EMS)

(WFXR) — Crashes, flooded roadways, and downed trees are impacting motorists across southwest and central Virginia as remnants of Hurricane Zeta moves through the area on Thursday.

You can check out a list of the weather-related road closures in the area below:

Alleghany County:

  • VDOT says the eastbound left shoulder and left lane are closed due to a vehicle crash at mile marker 24 on I-64 in Alleghany County.

Amherst County:

  • VDOT says there are lane closures in place on U.S. Route 60 East due to a vehicle crash near Dulwich Drive; Route 606.

Bedford County:

  • WFXR News spotted a single-vehicle crash along Route 460 in Bedford County.

Botetourt County:

  • Troutville Volunteer Fire Department is currently on the scene of an overturned tractor-trailer in the 2000 block of Catawba Road. Motorists are asked to use caution in the area.
  • According to VDOT, a tractor-trailer crash has closed all eastbound and westbound lanes on Route 779 in Botetourt County in the vicinity of Blacksburg Road; Game Trail; Greenway Hollow Road; Henderson Lane; Jamison Farm Lane; Mountain Trail Road; Rocky Top Road; Route 672.
  • VDOT says eastbound lanes are closed on Route779 from Arbor Lane; Gravelly Ridge Road; Hogan Hollow Road; Little Catawba Creek Road; Our Road; Palmer Trail; Paradise Lane; Route 600 to Haymakertown Road; Route 600 due to a tree down.
  • According to VDOT, all northbound lanes are closed at mile marker 165 on I-81 due to a vehicle crash.
  • In addition, VDOT says a multi-vehicle crash in Botetourt County has led to the closure of the southbound right lane and right shoulder at mile marker 172.6 on I-81.

Campbell County:

  • VDOT says northbound and southbound lanes are closed on Route 646; Spring Mill Road at Red House Road; Route 615 due to a tree down.
  • VDOT says northbound and southbound lanes are closed on Route 663; Bethany Road from Red House Road; Route 615 to Nowlins Mill Road; Route 648 due to flooding.

Carroll County:

  • VDOT says northbound and southbound lanes are closed on Route 698 at Springbud Road; Route 701 due to a tree down.
  • VDOT says northbound and southbound lanes are closed on Route 679 from Wards Gap Road and the North Carolina state line to Chelsie Lane; Country Place Road; Mt. Bethel Road; Mountain Breeze Lane; Orchard Ridge Road; Pin Eye Hollow; Trouble Lane; Valley Road; Wards Gap Road; Route 807 due to a tree down.

Danville:

City officials in Danville say there are 16 streets that are at least partially blocked as of 12:30 p.m. due to trees and limbs down across the city. However, Public Works crews are working to clear streets at the locations where there are no utilities involved.

Floyd County:

  • VDOT says northbound and southbound lanes are closed on U.S. Route 221 at Indigo Mountain Road; Route 740 due to a tree down.

Franklin County:

  • VDOT says northbound and southbound lanes are closed on Route 807; Mary Bett Hollow Road from Runnett Bag Road; Route 793 to Mary Bett Hollow Road due to flooding.
  • VDOT says northbound and southbound lanes are closed on Route 736; Madcap Road from Old Forge Road; Route 756 to Deyerle Knob Road; Route 737 due to flooding.
  • VDOT says northbound and southbound lanes are closed on Route 728; Leaning Oak Road from Green Level Road; Route 693 to Bethlehem Road; Route 739 due to flooding.
  • VDOT says northbound and southbound lanes are closed on Route 657; Red Valley Road from Bonbrook Mill Road; Route 635 to Boones Mill Road; Route 684 due to flooding.
  • VDOT says eastbound and westbound lanes are closed on Route 707; Ashpone Tavern Road at Doe Run Road; Route 674 due to flooding.
  • VDOT says northbound and southbound lanes are closed on Route 626 at Bar Ridge Road; Ramsey Memorial Road; Route 659 due to flooding.
  • VDOT says eastbound and westbound lanes are closed on Route 670 at Burnt Chimney Road from Inglewood Road; Route 672 to dead end due to flooding.

Halifax County:

  • VDOT says eastbound and westbound lanes are closed on Route 96; Virgilina Road from Huell Matthews Highway; US-501 North to 7th Street; Red BAnk Road; Route 734; Route 49 due to power lines down.
  • VDOT says eastbound and westbound lanes are closed on Route 604; Rip Rap Road at Red Bank Road; Route 734 due to a tree down.
  • VDOT says eastbound and westbound lanes are closed on Route 659; River Road at Berry Hill Road; Route 682 due to a tree down.
  • VDOT says eastbound and westbound lanes are closed on Route 892; Chaffin Trail from Howard P Anderson Road; dead end to Howard P Anderson Road; Route 626 due to a tree down.
  • VDOT says eastbound and westbound lanes are closed on Route 360; Mountain Road at Sinai Road; Route 654 due to a tree down.

Henry County:

  • VDOT says eastbound and westbound lanes are closed on Route 750; Old Leaksville Road at Mitchell Road/ Route 636 due to a tree down.

Lynchburg:

  • In addition, Lynchburg DES says there is a tree down in the 500 block of Middle Street, but there is an alternate route onto Pacos Street and Gatlin Street.

Pittsylvania County:

  • VDOT says eastbound and westbound lanes are closed on Route 851; Peach Orchard Road from Martin Drive; Route 855 to Mount Cross Road; Route 844 due to a tree down.
  • VDOT says eastbound and westbound lanes are closed on Route 875; Horseshoe Road at Loomfixer Lake Road; Route 874 due to a tree down.
  • VDOT says eastbound and westbound lanes are closed on Route 866; Sandy Creek Road at Magnolia Acres Road; Route 1120 due to a tree down.
  • VDOT says eastbound and westbound lanes are closed on Route 821; Weal Road at Marion Road; Route 605 due to a tree down.
  • VDOT says northbound and southbound lanes are closed on Route 947; Mountain Hill Road from Cedar Road; Mountain Hill Road; Route 735 to Airport Road; Mountain Hill Road; Route 989 due to a tree down.

Wythe County:

  • Traffic is backed up for five miles in Wythe County following a vehicle crash at mile marker 73.3 on I-81 North.
  • VDOT says eastbound and westbound lanes are closed on Route 619; Austinville Road at Store Hill Road; Route 636 North due to a tree down.
  • Traffic is backed up for three miles in Wythe County following a tractor-trailer crash that has closed the northbound left shoulder and left lane at mile marker 72.8 on I-81.

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