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Most flood-closed roads in Scott now open

Wes Bunch • Jul 19, 2013 at 10:33 AM

GATE CITY — Severe weather that dropped several inches of rain over the course of a few hours Wednesday caused creeks in southern Scott County to overflow their banks and led to the closing of several roads.

Scott County Emergency Management Director Jeff Brickey said much of the flooding was limited to the Gate City, Daniel Boone, Copper Creek, Little Moccasin and Hiltons areas of the county. Several houses were flooded, although Brickey said damage was minimal and no evacuations were needed.

Gate City Mayor Frances Perry said flooding also impacted the western part of town, with several intersections and Grogan Park under water at one point.

A quarry on the west end of town also overflowed its banks, a VDOT spokeswoman said.

According to VDOT, six roads in Scott County had to be closed Wednesday due to flooding. All but one of those roads — Browder’s Chapel Road from Route 693 to Route 696 — had been reopened as of 4 p.m. Thursday.

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