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Posted on: February 8, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Dan River water level continues to rise

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The water level in the Dan River continued rising overnight to over 27 feet. With the rising water, Memorial Drive from the Robertson Bridge to Primrose Place was closed. Four other streets also are closed.

Here is the situation report as of 9 a.m.:

  • Danville remains under a river flood warning. The water level in the Dan River continued rising overnight to 27.18 feet. At 8:15 a.m., the Dan River level was at 27.15 feet, which is in the moderate flood stage. The moderate flood stage begins at 26 feet.
  • The river is currently projected to remain in the moderate flood stage for most of the day.
  • Due to the rising water, Memorial Drive from the Robertson Bridge to Primrose Place has been closed.
  • River Street remains closed. Traffic is being detoured onto North Main Street and Old Halifax Road.
  • Trade Street remains closed.
  • Goodyear Boulevard is closed at two locations – Pumpkin Creek (near Jenny Lane) and Beauford Street.
  • Water Street is closed.
  • Much of the Riverwalk Trail is closed.

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