Flooding causes part of Roanoke greenway to close

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR News) – Parts of the greenway are shut down in Roanoke because of flooding from Thursday’s rain.

A barricade has been put up saying Low Water bridge on Wiley Drive is closed.

Water could be seen rushing over the bridge on Thursday.

According to the National Weather Service, the river was at about 8 feet now around 10 p.m. Thursday night. It is expected to crest around 9.5 feet, which is just below the flood stage of 10 feet, by 7 a.m. Friday. It would potentially start to recede after that.

Play Roanoke posted on Facebook that if it goes down crews will be out Monday to clean up the road and greenway unless we get more rain and that could change.

In their post, they asked hikers and bikers to avoid wet trails. People looking for a trail are asked to use Mill Mountain and Lick Run because they typically stay dry according to play Roanoke.

This bridge has flooded in the past and has stayed closed until crews were able to clear the debris. WFXR News will keep track of that process and bring updates as they become available.


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