Flooding and Road Damage In Prince William County and Northern Virginia

10:29 PM, May 22, 2012   |    comments
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NOKESVILLE, Va. (WUSA) - V-DOT workers hurried to close about a dozen flooded roads in western Prince William County  today after overnight rains pushed streams and creeks over their banks.

The storms dumped three inches in the area. In Nokesville, Rushing waters ripped out part of the busy Aiden Road, when the pipes underground could handle no more.

Also in Nokesville, Prince William Police closed Park Gate Road when a small bridge was deemed unsafe because of the volume of water flowing under it. On Valley View Drive near the Bristow Manor Golf course, it was Kettle Run's waters that crippled a BMW. And even a pick-up truck became submerged in the rising Broad Run which poured up to five feet on Piper Road near the VRE station. The trucks's owner was rescued by boat from Lake Jackson station firefighters.

"Unless you're driving a tank, you should not take a risk because you don't know how deep the water is," said Battalion Chief Curtis Brodie.

Officials said a  Level 3 Emergency was declared at Lake Jackson Dam in Manassas with a mandatory evacuation in place for some residents, Kim Hylander, a Prince William County Fire and Rescue spokesperson said. 

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