Local emergency officials urge drivers to take caution around flooded roads

SCOTT COUNTY, VA (WJHL)- While flood waters have started to recede around some areas of our region, emergency officials are still warning people of high water covering some roads.

Scott County, Virginia Emergency Management Coordinator, Jeff Brickey, said drivers still need to remain alert, as many roads are still impassable.

"There's probably about 8 or 9 that's still going to be closed in places along the North fork of the Holston, and along the Clinch River... don't drive through standing water because you never know if the road is eroded, or how deep it is, so it's a very dangerous situation," Brickey said.

In Hawkins County, EMA Director Gary Murrell told us at one point Sunday there were 24 roads reported closed due to high water.

As of Monday morning, Murrell said they were keeping a close eye on about four or five roads near the river.

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