Virginia officials say 200 roads remain closed across Richmond area

Posted at 10:48 PM, Oct 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-13 22:48:49-04

Photo provided by CBS 6.

RICHMOND, Va. — Approximately 200 roads in the Richmond District are closed due to flooding or downed trees and power lines, the Virginia Department of Transportation reports, according to CBS 6.

VDOT crews are working closely with utility crews to clear downed power lines, but repairs at some locations may be lengthy. Many roads will remain closed until flooding subsides, and roads and bridges that were flooded must be inspected before being opened to the public.

The following roads have been washed out and will require extensive repairs. Damage assessments are still underway and the number of damaged roads is expected to increase:

  • Selma Rd. (Rt. 657) over Walnut Branch in Amelia County.
  • Mt. Herman Rd. (Rt. 606) over Otterdale Branch in Chesterfield County.
  • Jennifer Creek Ln. (Rt. 691) over Big Juniper Creek in Lunenburg County.
  • Cary Shop Rd. (Rt. 624) over Horsepen Branch in Nottoway County.
  • Bethel Church Rd. (Rt. 625) over Nottoway River in Nottoway County.
  • Jonesboro Church Rd. (Rt. 645) over the Camp Pickett Lake in Nottoway County.
  • Petersburg Rd. (Rt. 603) over Butterwood Creek in Powhatan County