The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has announced that eastbound Edwards Ferry Road at Battlefield Parkway in Leesburg has been closed until further notice due to flooding.
The Sheriff’s Office has advised anyone on the roads to avoid this intersection.
Loudoun Sheriff Mike Chapman urged residents this morning to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary due to the inclement weather.
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is also reporting the following roadways closed or restricted to access due to flooding, or downed trees and power lines:
-Route 619 East at Trappe Road (Tree Down)
-Route 50/Llangollen Road (Tree Down)
-Sycolin Road/Shreve Mill Road (Flooded)
-Rt. 611/Telegraph Springs Road (Power Lines Down from Purcellville Town Line to Allder School Road)
-Edwards Ferry Road (Town of Leesburg)/River Creek Parkway (Flooded)
Virginia State Police reports that Route 15 at Goose Creek Bridge will likely close in the near future due to rising water. Northbound travelers should prepare to be diverted onto Route 50 and southbound traffic should be prepared to be diverted onto Route 7 and Route 621).
Heavy rains are expected to bring flooding to our region and many roadways, especially in low-lying areas, will become impassable. Motorists are reminded to never walk or drive through a flooded area. Stay away from flooded areas and seek higher ground if you are in an area experiencing flooding. It takes only six inches of fast-moving flood water to knock over an adult and two feet to move a vehicle.
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