Heavy Rain This Afternoon; Roads Affected

Posted at 2:40 p.m.

The National Weather Service forecast indicates that the county could expect a maximum of 2 inches of rain within the next hour, and Fairfax County is under a flash flood watch. Showers with embedded areas of heavy rainfall will continue through tonight.

Although it won’t be raining all the time, periods of heavy rain will leave the ground water logged resulting in potential flooding.

A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.

Huntington and Belle View/New Alexandria Communities

If this amount of rain falls in the Cameron Run watershed county officials expect significant street flooding in the Huntington area. As a precaution, residents in the Huntington area are advised to move vehicles to higher elevations. We also may experience localized street flooding near the intersection of Olde Towne Road and Wood Haven Road and the vicinity of 6700 West Wakefield Drive in the Belle View/New Alexandria areas.

At this time, county officials do not anticipate any structural flooding in the Huntington or Belle View/New Alexandria areas based on the latest forecast, nor do anticipate any structural flooding if we should receive the full amount of rainfall.

Public safety, public works and emergency management continue to monitor the storm and conditions on the ground throughout the county and will send additional alerts if the situation changes.

Road Closures

Our Police blog is reporting on impacted roads and road closures due to the heavy rain. Check the blog for the most current list of affected roads and note that all roads may not be listed at this time. Don’t risk driving through water covered roadways. Remember the saying: “Turn Around. Don’t Drown!”

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