Mill Lane bridge in Salem

Botetourt County authorities say a man drowned last night while trying to clear a culvert near his home on Mount Joy Road. They haven’t released his name yet.

Roanoke and Salem deployed swift water rescue teams overnight to help residents and stranded motorists.  Salem rescue crews evacuated Ramsey’s Mobile Home Park and Salem Village Mobile Home Park.

Promoters of tonight’s Music for Americans event are assessing the conditions at River’s edge, and plan to announce what they’re going to do at 2 p.m.  We’ll keep you updated.