Danville river quickly receding below flood levels

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DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — The City of Danville announced on Sunday morning that the water levels in the Dan River have dropped below flood levels and that several streets have reopened.

The Dan River crested at 27.19 feet on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 8 — the highest crest since Tropical Storm Michael in 2018 and the third highest crest since 1996 —  before subsiding to 26.64 feet by Saturday afternoon, which allowed city officials to project that the river would drop to a minor flood stage overnight.

As of Sunday morning, Danville city officials say the river is quickly receding below flood levels and that Goodyear Boulevard and the intersection of Memorial Drive and Park Avenue have reopened.

River Street is still closed, but city officials say it will reopen after crews finish clearing the mud from the road later on Sunday

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