UPDATE: Officials in several localities reopen some roads, leave others closed following heavy rains

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Water from the Dan River flowing onto Memorial Drive.

UPDATE 4:32 p.m.: City officials from Danville, Roanoke, and Salem announced current road statuses following flood closures over the past few days.

Danville officials released a statement at 4:14 p.m. on Saturday saying they reopened Goodyear Boulevard at Beauford Street — although it still remains closed at Pumpkin Creek — and Park Avenue at the intersection of Memorial Drive. However, River Street is still closed.

As of 2:21 p.m. on Saturday, Roanoke officials say the following roads are closed around the city:

  • Both ends of Cravens Creek
  • Vale Avenue and Gus Nicks Boulevard
  • Kermit Avenue and Clyde Avenue
  • Franklin Road and Wiley Drive
  • Wiley Drive and Crystal Spring Avenue
  • Wiley Drive/Belleview Avenue (all the way down Wiley Drive to the low water bridge)
  • Winona Avenue/Wiley Drive
  • Hamilton Terrace SE to Belleview Avenue
  • Tinker Creek Bridge (Wise Avenue) due to barricades for debris and a downed tree
  • 3405 Overbrook Drive due to a sinkhole
  • Milepost 112.4 to Milepost 135.9 on the Blue Ridge Parkway from U.S. Route 24 to Adney Gap, (including a full closure from Milepost 121.4 at U.S. Route 220 to Milepost 135.9 at Adney Gap)

The City of Roanoke asks residents to be aware of potential greenway closures due to flooding and reminds them to never walk through floodwaters.

The City of Salem, on the other hand, says almost all of its roads have reopened as of 1 p.m. on Saturday, including the following:

  • Wildwood Road at W. Main Street (no access to I-81)
  • Keagy Road at Fairway Forest
  • S. Broad Street at 7th Street
  • Indiana Street near the Salem Dog Park
  • Butt Hollow Road from Locust Grove Lane to Main Street
  • Front Avenue from Palmer Avenue to Mineral Street
  • Horner Lane from Wildwood Road to Main Street
  • McVitty Road from Tremont Road to Homestead Drive
  • Epperly Lane
  • Low water bridge at Mill Lane
  • W. Riverside Drive from Poor Mountain Road to Kingsmill Drive and from Front Avenue to Eddy Avenue
  • E. Riverside Drive from Riverland Drive to Manchester Drive

However, Salem officials say Franklin Street will remain closed for construction from Tyler Way to Upland while W. Riverside Drive will remain closed from Colorado to Front Avenue for road repairs.

ORIGINAL STORY

DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — While the Dan River is still under the “moderate flood stage” as of Saturday morning, officials say they have already reopened one road in Danville after this week’s flooding.

According to the City of Danville, Memorial Drive is now open from the Robertson Bridge to Primrose Place. However, the following streets are still closed:

  • Goodyear Boulevard near Beauford Street
  • Goodyear Boulevard at Pumpkin Creek
  • Park Avenue from the Memorial Drive intersection to West Main Street
  • River Street

City officials say the Dan River crested overnight at 27.57 feet and — as of 9:01 a.m. on Saturday, May 23 — the river declined to 27.01 feet.

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