Crews in Roanoke work on reopening roads after flooding

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Crews have been working diligently in Roanoke to reopen streets after flooding caused multiple road closures.

According to the City of Roanoke’s Facebook page and number of streets are now reopened. Those include:

  • Wise & Indian Village: The City of Roanoke worked with the Town of Vinton, to open the road and clean up the debris. There is still debris against the upstream side of the bridge in the creek. We will work to remove it at a later date. The road is open to traffic.
  • 13th NE and Mason Mill – Debris has been cleared and the driveway is open to traffic.
  • 13th & Varnell – Debris has been cleared and the driveway is open to traffic.
  • Deyerle & Cravens Creek – Open to traffic.
  • Cravens Creek and Crestmoor – Open to traffic.
  • Franklin and Wonju Barricade – Sewer cover popping up, and water keeps coming out, so it will need to stay in place. Open to traffic.
  • Bennington from Riverdale to Round-a-bout – Debris cleared and roadway opened to traffic.
  • Jerome & Edgerton, as well as Jerome & Dundee – Closed due to the Bennington closure, debris was cleared and the roadway was opened to traffic.

Roads that remain closed:

  • Wiley & Franklin (still closed due to water and possible debris as well) This is currently being worked on and should be open to traffic by the end of the day.
  • Wiley & Crystal Spring (still closed due to water and possible debris as well) This is currently being worked on and should be open to traffic by the end of the day.
  • Edgewood at Shell Station – Manhole cover popped up and broke. Barricade was put up and Western VA Water Authority notified because water keeps coming out, will need to stay in place.
  • Tinker Creek Ln – Water has receded but road is still debris, will remain closed until crews can clear road for safety. This is currently being worked on and should be opened to traffic by the end of the day.

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