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:
- 11024 Jameson Mill Road
- 22207 Cedar Mountain Drive
- Waterford Road at Butler Store Road
- Korea Road at Docs Road
- Winston Road
- Old Orange Road at Wedgewood
- Rapidan Road at 522 to Orange County Line
- Rapidan Road at the Crooked Run Bridge/Orange County Line
- Rapidan Road at Hardy Lane
- Rapidan Road at Allaway Road
- Rapidan Road at Coffeewood Correctional Center
- 16482 Lee Highway
- 9341 White Shop Road
- Drogheda Mountain Road
- Reva Road at Homestead Trail
- Mitchells Road
- Reva Road at Low Water Bridges
- Robinson Rd. at James Madison
- White Oak Rd and James Madison
- James Madison to Locust Dale Road
- Kirtley Trail to Hillendale Court
- Old Mill Rd.
- Monumental Mills Rd. and Hazel River Road
- Willis Ford Road at Clairmont Farm Road
- Zachary Taylor Highway at Mitchells Road
- Alum Springs Road and Dutch Hollow Road
- Sperryville Pike at the Hazel River Bridge
- Old Stillhouse Road near Rixeyville Road
- Eggbornsville Road at Riverside Farm Lane
- Major Brown Lane at Lagrane
The following roads are have high water in Culpepper County:
- Old Stillhouse Rd at Noel Rd – reopened
- Sperryville Pike at Stevens Trail
- Mountain Run Lake Road—John Coates Blvd.
- 15193 Stevensburg Road
- Stevensburg Road at Greens Corner Road
- 9534 Dutch Hollow Road
- Eggbornsville Road at Crestview Lane
- Carrico Mills at Thoms Road
- Rixeyville Road at Chestnut Fork Road
- 16532 North Merrimac Road
- 15198 Reva Road
- Rixeyville Road at Monumental Mills Road
- Somerville Road to Willis Ford Rd.
- 17191 Reva Road
- 5257 Holly Springs Road
- Rapidan Road and Chandler Tonge Road
- Monumental Mills Road at River Hills
- Mt. Dumpling near Green’s Corner Road
- Maddens Tavern Road
- Stones Mill Road
- Kelley’s Ford Road at Umberger Lane
- Eggbornsville Road at Hazel River Rd.