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Local emergency declared in Culpeper Co., Va. for flooding

The Culpeper County Sheriff's Office took to Twitter on Friday to advise the public to stay off the roads and to not drive through standing or moving water.

CULPEPER COUNTY, VA -- A local emergency was declared in Culpeper County, Va. on Friday after many roads were closed due to flooding and high waters.

The Culpeper County Sheriff's Office took to Twitter on Friday to advise the public to stay off the roads and to not drive through standing or moving water.



The sheriff's office tweeted a photo of cars being submerged in water on Monumental Mills Road in Culpeper County.

One community that was hit particularly hard was Rapidan, Virginia. The community is located next the Rapidan River, which is in major flood stage near Culpeper according to the National Weather Service.

Floodwaters in Rapidan surrounded homes, a church and farmland.

Rapidan resident Justin Leary, 21, said he had never seen flooding to the extent that he saw Friday.

“The cleanup is going to be absolutely horrible,” he said.

The following roads are currently closed with high water in Culpeper County:

  1. 11024 Jameson Mill Road
  2. 22207 Cedar Mountain Drive
  3. Waterford Road at Butler Store Road
  4. Korea Road at Docs Road
  5. Winston Road
  6. Old Orange Road at Wedgewood
  7. Rapidan Road at 522 to Orange County Line
  8. Rapidan Road at the Crooked Run Bridge/Orange County Line
  9. Rapidan Road at Hardy Lane
  10. Rapidan Road at Allaway Road
  11. Rapidan Road at Coffeewood Correctional Center
  12. 16482 Lee Highway
  13. 9341 White Shop Road
  14. Drogheda Mountain Road
  15. Reva Road at Homestead Trail
  16. Mitchells Road
  17. Reva Road at Low Water Bridges
  18. Robinson Rd. at James Madison
  19. White Oak Rd and James Madison
  20. James Madison to Locust Dale Road
  21. Kirtley Trail to Hillendale Court
  22. Old Mill Rd.
  23. Monumental Mills Rd. and Hazel River Road
  24. Willis Ford Road at Clairmont Farm Road
  25. Zachary Taylor Highway at Mitchells Road
  26. Alum Springs Road and Dutch Hollow Road
  27. Sperryville Pike at the Hazel River Bridge
  28. Old Stillhouse Road near Rixeyville Road
  29. Eggbornsville Road at Riverside Farm Lane
  30. Major Brown Lane at Lagrane

The following roads are have high water in Culpepper County:

  1. Old Stillhouse Rd at Noel Rd – reopened
  2. Sperryville Pike at Stevens Trail
  3. Mountain Run Lake Road—John Coates Blvd.
  4. 15193 Stevensburg Road
  5. Stevensburg Road at Greens Corner Road
  6. 9534 Dutch Hollow Road
  7. Eggbornsville Road at Crestview Lane
  8. Carrico Mills at Thoms Road
  9. Rixeyville Road at Chestnut Fork Road
  10. 16532 North Merrimac Road
  11. 15198 Reva Road
  12. Rixeyville Road at Monumental Mills Road
  13. Somerville Road to Willis Ford Rd.
  14. 17191 Reva Road
  15. 5257 Holly Springs Road
  16. Rapidan Road and Chandler Tonge Road
  17. Monumental Mills Road at River Hills
  18. Mt. Dumpling near Green’s Corner Road
  19. Maddens Tavern Road
  20. Stones Mill Road
  21. Kelley’s Ford Road at Umberger Lane
  22. Eggbornsville Road at Hazel River Rd.