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Water Everywhere in Rockbridge County

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Reporter: Mark Kelly l Videographer: Parker Slaybaugh

Update 3:30 a.m. Tuesday:

List of Roads Closed in Rockbridge County:

Colen Hollow; Buck Hill; Lloyd Tolly @ Greenlea Bridge; County Club Road and Thronhill Road; Muddy Lane; Stillhouse; Highwater Lane; Paxton House Road @ Forge Road; Wilmore; Lane and Plank Road; Collierstown Road @ Wide Gap; Fancy Hill Farm @ S. Lee Hwy. (3800 Block); Tinkerville Road; Herring Hall Road; Walkers Creek Road; East Field Road; Furrs Mill Road 

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Rockbridge Co., VA - Rain has been pounding Central Virginia for hours, and Rockbridge County is one of the hardest hit. That's where residents have been under a flash flood warning in to Tuesday morning. Debris covers roads and many homes are surrounded by water.

The creek along Shop Hill Road in Rockbridge County took on a mind of its own. In no time, the Huffmans say the normally calm creek in their backyard turned on them.

"This creek my kids were just jumping across the other day," said Lisa Huffman.

By early Tuesday morning, the water receded some. But, the water lines remain on the house as clear as day. Down the road from Shop Hill Road, the water roars just as loud.

Pond Mountain Lane in Rockbridge County really lived up to its name Tuesday morning. The road is completely flooded with water. Crews have evacuated this neighborhood.

Cecil Jenkin's garage on Back Run Road once housed 2 cars. But, just 100 yards from a creek, Jenkins moved the cars to higher ground

"It was raining hard, I'll tell yeah. It brings back old memories when water breaks out," said Jenkins.

The Glasgow Volunteer Fire Department's stayed a step ahead of the water, evacuating residents and protecting some pets. But, the fire crew couldn't save themselves.

"While we were out helping others, we actually had to come back and move our vehicles and everything because our firehouse flooded too," said Chief John Hill.

In to the morning, fire crews surveyed the damage and said goodbye to the water. But, with wet weather still in the forecast, Rockbridge County's keeping its eye on the sky.

"I'll go to sleep. Until I hear the rain coming down again, then I'll wake up," said Huffman.

The Glasgow Fire Chief says in his career, he's never witnessed flooding on Back Run Road in Rockbridge County like what they've experienced in the past 12 hours.


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