National Weather Service issues flooding alerts

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a flash flood watch for areas of Virginia and North Carolina, including Pittsylvania and Bedford Counties, among others. This watch remains in effect until Thursday morning.

“Expect periods of rain, heavy at times. Total rainfall amounts of 3 to 6 inches possible with locally higher amounts,” the NWS reported. “A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. Remember… turn around… don’t drown!”

The NWS in Blacksburg has also issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for several portions of Virginia, including Campbell and Appomattox Counties. “Locally heavy rainfall may produce flooding,” the statement warned. “A prolonged period of wet weather with occasionally heavy rainfall may produce flooding through the middle of this week,” according to the NWS.

Slippery road conditions and large quantities of standing water have been observed on roads in Campbell County, and drivers are urged to exercise caution.