Official: About 7 to 10 Buchanan County homes knocked off foundations after flooding, mudslides


GRUNDY, Va. (WJHL) — About seven to 10 homes in Buchanan County were knocked off their foundations and declared uninhabitable after heavy rains resulted in flooding and landslides overnight, according to County Administrator Craig Horn.

Horn said three homes on Lynn Camp Road in the Whitewood area were also flooded.

He also said three roads were still being cleared of debris as of Tuesday afternoon: 6 and 20 Mile Branch Road, Dave Branch Road, Lower Mill Branch Road.

Water outages have been reported in several areas, including Compton Mountain, Slate Creek from Stone Coal Roan to the top of the mountain, Lower Mill Branch Road, Looneys Creek Road and Wimmer Gap Road.

A boil water advisory has been issued for parts of the county.

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BUCHANAN COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – After a night of flooding and mudslides in Buchanan County, the sheriff’s office says most roads in the county are passable as of Tuesday morning.

According to the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office, the Virginia Department of Transportation and local first responders have been working through the night after mudslides and flash flooding closed several roads.

Areas and routes south of Grundy, Virginia were some of the most impacted areas, according to the sheriff’s office.

VDOT still reports some weather-related delays on roads in Buchanan County.

According to the VDOT 511 Map, Route 656 West at Looneys Creek Road is still closed due to flooding.

Several roads have been listed as passable by VDOT if drivers use caution.

According to Appalachian Power’s Outage Map, almost 1,000 customers in Buchanan County are without power on Tuesday morning.

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