If you were out driving Tuesday morning, you probably came across a closed road due to flooding.
The water has gone down from where it was at Shenandoah University. Cars in a parking lot were sitting in the rushing water as a creek came out of its banks. This isn't the only place where cars and high water came together.
"Town run is up out of its banks. We can't get across the road. It's just terrible," shared Pam Smallwood.
She was on her way to town when she came across a fast-moving stream running down North Cameron Street.
"It's just not enough drainage. Like that running out there. It's just doing down the street," she continued.
It's never a good idea to try to drive through flooded intersections. If you want to try something like this, you're taking your life into your own hands, and it's not recommended.
That didn't stop many from driving right on through. Fortunately, the city was able to put up barriers on streets like Pall Mall where Town Run frequently covers the roadway.
At Shenandoah University, security officials ran through the water themselves to keep students safe.
Cody Payne, a student, said, "It's fun. It's a great adventure day, but not when you have to go across campus three times."
It's days like that that keep everyone, including the Winchester police, on high alert.
Sergeant Mark Lahman explained, "It's swift, and it's just not worth taking the risk. Once you get in it, it's going to be hard to get out of it. People are going to panic. You're going to start doing things you don't normally do."
If you come across streets flooded like they were Tuesday, the best advice is turn around; don't drown.
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