An Update from Roanoke City Parks and Recreation –
We got a lot of rain yesterday in the valley and surrounding mountains. This morning the Roanoke River is 5,000cfs, highest we have been since May 2022. With that, we are underwater in the following areas and will clean up debris once the water recedes. We do have almost an inch of rain forecast for Thursday, so water levels will rise again and I anticipate flooding for the end of the week in our lowest lying areas (low water bridge in Smith).
Roanoke River Greenway both low water bridges (between Wasena and 581), under Franklin Road, under Jefferson St, under 9th Street and along Bennington Rd SE.
Tinker Creek Greenway under Dale Ave, near Kenwood under both RR trestles. Under the RR trestle near Wise may or may not be under. Staff are checking this morning.
Please check PlayRoanoke.com or the city’s social media accounts for updates as the river recedes.