Westmoreland County

Montross, VA

FLOODING AND ROAD CLOSURES UPDATE

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Westmoreland County Government
Bill Cease , Director, Emergency Management

May 19, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FLOODING AND ROAD CLOSURES

Currently there are still roadways that are water covered and precautions need to be taken before driving through these area’s as they could be dangerous. Current forecast call for additional rain today but it is not predicted to be heavy downpours. As the rain comes to an end the water should recede throughout the day.

Please be careful and avoid any unnecessary travel. If you come upon flooded areas do not attempt to proceed but turn around.

Turn Around Don’t Drown

Rain is predicted to continue through this afternoon and the National Weather Service has extended the current area Flood Warning until 2:30 P.M. Please monitor the National Weather Service for further updates.

Please use the following links for helpful information and weather updates.

Virginia Department of Emergency Management
http://www.vaemergency.gov/prepare-recover/threat/floods/

National Weather Service latest Flood Watches
https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=22011384

Heavy Rain Briefing Page
https://www.weather.gov/akq/RainandSnow

Westmoreland County Government
http://www.westmoreland-county.org

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