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Update: Multiple Landslides Shut Down Bent Mountain Rd. - abc27 WHTM

Update: Multiple Landslides Shut Down Bent Mountain Rd.

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Robby Gibson in Salem says numerous roads are flooded there. Robby Gibson in Salem says numerous roads are flooded there.

Update:  5:42 a.m.

Roanoke CO., VA -  VDOT says a five-mile stretch of Bent Mountain Road (Route 221) is closed down due to multiple landslides.

The closure is between Route 690 (Poage Valley Road) and Route 602 (Callaway Road). 

VDOT does not know when Bent Mountain Road will be reopened.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area

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Roanoke Co., VA - Roanoke County Police have responded to a large landslide with a tree in the 6800 Block of Bent Mountain Road Wednesday Night.

ABC 13 Viewers report between three and six inches of rain falling in the county just since Wednesday afternoon.

Numerous roads in Roanoke County and Salem are reported underwater as of Wednesday night.

In Franklin County, strong winds from a severe storm blew down several large trees in Ferrum, Boones Mill, and Burnt Chimney, according to our viewer reports.

Be extra careful on the roads into early Thursday if you must travel.

-ABC 13 Meteorologist Jamey Singleton

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