Photos: Flooding, Rising Water Continues in Loudoun

Virginia State Police on scene at several trouble spots Tuesday in aftermath of 'Frankenstorm.'

The Virginia State Police are on scene at several locations across Loudoun County, where flooding and overflowing creeks continue to close roads Tuesday.

On Tuesday morning, the agency detailed its efforts throughout the storm in a post on its Facebook page.

"Statewide between 12:01 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 28, 2012) and 10 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 30, 2012), Virginia troopers responded to 583 traffic crashes and 690 disabled vehicles," the post read.

In Division VII, which includes Loudoun, Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William Counties, officers responded  to 82 traffic crashes, 125 disabled vehicles and 1,0001 calls for service. 

An officer on duty in Loudoun County took several pictures of flooded roads Tuesday morning, according to an email from VSP spokeswoman Corinne Geller, at the following locations:

  • Oatlands Road @ Route 15 James Monroe Highway
  • Goose Creek under Route 15
  • Route 15 James Monroe Highway (Goose Creek flooding over Rt 15, just south of Lime Kiln Road)
  • Route 50 at Lenah Road

To see the photos, click through the media player above.

For more on road closures, check our updated list here.

Kristen Umstattd October 31, 2012 at 02:24 PM
I want to thank the people of Leesburg who, over the last ten years, paid the taxes that went into rebuilding much of our storm drainage infrastructure. These storm drainage projects were never glamorous and were always inconvenient for the neighborhoods where the work was done. But when Hurricane Sandy hit us with 8 inches of rain in a 2 day period, the new drainage infrastructure kept most of the flooding away from most of Leesburg's homes. I also want to thank those good neighbors who took the time to clear their neighborhood storm drain inlets before the hurricane got underway. When I drove through town yesterday morning, it was obvious that many of you took the time and your own rakes to clear the inlets. I couldn't be prouder of this town and all of you who helped by alerting town staff to potential problems or by taking matters into your own hands. Thank-you and God bless all of you. --Kristen Umstattd, Mayor


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