Tuesday, January 26, 2010

City Monitors Streets as James River Crests

A National Weather Service forecast update concerning the James River water level in the city of Richmond has resulted in fewer city streets being closed due to flooding than originally anticipated. At this time, no city streets are closed due to flooding however closures are expected early this afternoon on Water Street, Pear Street, and Ash Street. City officials will continue to monitor these streets as they will remain open until they are flooded and become a public safety hazard. The specific areas of concern are:

Water Street between Dock Street and Nicholson Street
Pear Street between Dock Street and East Cary Street
Ash Street between East Main Street and Water Street
Low-lying areas of Riverside Drive

Any street closed for flooding is expected to reopen at noon on Thursday, January 28. Dock Street and Brander Street are not expected to closed today and both are open for use.

If notorists encounter standing water on any street, they should not try to drive through it as hidden obstacles may exist.

Contact: Michael Wallace
(804) 646-2772

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