UPDATED: Flood Warning Extended Tuesday
Tips to avoid getting stuck in high water
Update: The flood warning has been extended until 5 p.m. today. Areas in the western end of the county are under flooded roadways.
Original story: The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning urban areas and small streams in Prince William County and surrounding areas until 10:15 a.m.
"Due to heavy rainfall the area has been experiencing localized street flooding and in some incidents causing street closures," said the Department of Fire and Rescue in a release." Fire and rescue units have responded to numerous flood-related incidents in which motorists have become trapped in their vehicles after attempting to cross flooded roadways."
According to Prince William County Police the following roads are impacted:
- Aden Rd between Nokesville Rd and Marstellar Dr
- Valley View Dr at Kettle Run Creek
- Piper Ln near the RR tracks
- Old Church Rd / Oxfordsshire Dr
- Trenton Ct off Valley View Dr
- Aden Rd / Misty Creek Ct
- Fleetwood Dr / Slate View Ct
- Fleetwood Dr / PWC Line
- Catharpin / Catharpin Valley Dr
- Bristow Rd / Lucasville Rd
- Parkgate Dr / Slate Run
Avoid getting stuck in high water. From PWC DFR:
- Get out of areas subject to flooding and seek higher ground
- Avoid underpasses, underground parking garages, and basements during or after heavy rain
- Turn Around, Don't Drown (TADD)
- DO NOT attempt to cross flowing streams o NEVER drive through flooded roadways -- six inches of water can stall a vehicle
- If your vehicle stalls, get out and move to higher ground
- Two feet of moving water can sweep a vehicle, including SUVs, downstream!
- If walking in water that is above your ankles, stop and turn around – six inches of rushing water can sweep you off your feet!
- At night, be cautious when driving or walking, visibility is poor and it becomes harder to recognize flood danger.
- Children should NEVER play around high water, storm drains, streams, ditches, etc.
- When conditions are dangerous, DO NOT camp or park your vehicle along streams, rivers, etc.