Abingdon Police warn drivers to avoid flooded roads

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    Due to the forecast of heavy rain this weekend, Abingdon Police officials are asking motorists to avoid using East Main Street between Tanner Street and Deadmore Street.

    The accumulated rainfall has caused the Town Creek to spill over its banks and flood the roadway. A detour around this area is possible by using Tanner, Valley, and Hutton Streets. However, this detour is not wide enough to accommodate large towed vehicles or tractor-trailers.

    The town has “High Water” signs in place to alert motorists to avoid crossing this area while the creek is out of its banks.

    Police have released the pictured map to illustrate the detour.

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