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Flooding reported in Smyth, Tazewell, Russell, Washington, and Johnson Counties

Published On: May 19 2013 04:22:06 PM CDT
Updated On: May 19 2013 12:19:56 PM CDT
Saltville flooding 5-19-13

Saltville downtown flooding on Palmer Ave. Picture from Sarah Terry.

SMYTH COUNTY, Va. -

Smyth County Dispatch tells News 5 Saltville has been hit by flash flooding from Sunday afternoon's storms.

Saltville Town Manager T. Michael Taylor asked people to stay away from the downtown area earlier Saturday.

Smyth County Dispatch said the area was shut down to everyone but emergency personnel.

However, as of 8:06 p.m. Sunday, Smyth County tells News 5 access to downtown Saltville has been restored.

Flooding has also been reported in the Abingdon, Chilhowie, Richlands, and Mountain City areas.

Several roads have been closed in Smyth, Tazewell, Russell, Washington (VA), and Johnson Counties.