Some back roads throughout the Valley remain closed Thursday evening because of flooding.
The sound of water rushing over roads is nothing new to residents in Warren and Shenandoah counties. Some tried to barrel through it. Others turn around.
"I live further down that way," said Katharine Cunningham, Warren County. "I was turning around because this is normally the way I go home."
On Thursday, driving on this road wasn't an option for Katharine Cunningham. She says she can't count the number of times the roads around her house flood.
"This is probably the worst I've seen it in a while, but it gets pretty bad," said Cunningham. "They close the road pretty frequently when it rains."
VDOT crews were out and about in Warren and Shenandoah Counties putting up road closure signs.
"We'll just be riding around checking the roads and barricading what needs to be barricaded," said VDOT Employee Stacy Berry. We've got other crews out trying to open roads up that were closed that washed out."
As of 4 p.m. on Thursday, about 20 roads were still closed in Shenandoah County, and 10 roads in Warren County were closed, all because of flooding.
"It can overturn a car," said Berry. "Someone can drown. It has happened before."
"It has been a lot higher," said Charles Sims, Warren County. "Everything is lower when it comes out the valley. All this side is lower."
Usually flooded roads don't stop folks in Warren and Shenandoah Counties from driving right through, but this flooding stopped big cars, like Katherine's, in their tracks this time around.
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