Viewers sent in reactions from flooding all over the Roanoke area


ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Rising and rushing water in Roanoke and surrounding areas was the focus of viewer pictures and videos submitted to the WFXR news team.

Viewers submitted media from Bennington, Salem, Wasena, Smith Mountain Lake, and Roanoke.

WFXR News even received video from Smith Mountain Lake Marine Volunteer Fire Department Chief Todd Ohlerich of a large garbage barge that had gone adrift. He and a team of four were able to recover the vessel safely, and secure it to an embankment.

He warned viewers who may be heading out for Memorial Day water sports to be careful, and to watch out for debris.”I definitely suggest that anybody that’s going to go out in the next few days be aware. We came across a floating mattress , we came across 40 foot long trees, some of the trees are just underneath the surface of the lake.” Ohlerich said.

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