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A second sinkhole found along Augusta County road

VDOT truck 2By Lynn R. Mitchell

Five feet from the shoulder of Humbert Road off Battlefield Road in New Hope, VDOT workers found a sinkhole that is 10 feet in diameter and 22 feet deep that developed after the recent rains. The northeastern Augusta County location is the latest sinkhole after VDOT discovered one earlier in the month along I-81 near Greenville. The Greenville sinkhole appeared before last week’s intensive rains but the New Hope sinkhole was possibly a result of the rain event.

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Augusta County: Greenville residents reported flash flooding

Rain 1By Lynn R. Mitchell

Reports began Friday night that some residents in the small town of Greenville in southern Augusta County were experiencing flash flood conditions. A thunderstorm concentrated on the area, and one resident reported 6.25 inches of rain in her rain gauge. EMS reportedly received calls of flooding in houses. The storm was accompanied by excessive lightning. Nearby areas were not affected by the heavy downpours.

Update: WHSV TV-3 has more on the Greenville flooding (see Flooding reported in Greenville area).

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