VDOT-LogoFrom The Virginia Department of Transportation: STAUNTON – (5 a.m.) More than a dozen roads are closed Friday morning in the Alleghany County area due to flooding. There are also reports of downed trees and utility lines, and motorists are advised to travel with extreme caution.

Both directions of Route 60 (Midland Trail) in Alleghany County are closed because of downed utility lines and roadway washout. The affected portion is between Interstate 64 exit 10 and the western city limits of Covington.

An earlier lane closure on I-64 westbound at mile marker seven has been cleared.

The Virginia Department of Transportation cautions that flooded roads are hazardous as long as they are covered by water and motorists should heed the barricades and “Road Closed” signs.

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