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River Road, Second Street closed, flood warning in effect

River Road is closed today as the Appomattox River is already out of its banks with more rain expected through the day.

The Farmville area has received four inches of rain in the past 24 hours with another half inch of rain expected before the precipitation tapers off tonight.

As of 2 p.m., Second Street was closed as well as Gross Creek was backing up due to the high water level of the Appomattox River. The creek is now at the top of the culvert that flows under Third Street.

A flash flood watch is currently in effect until 1 p.m. today (Thursday, Nov. 12). A flood warning goes into effect today at 1:45 p.m. and will remain in effect until Saturday at 2 p.m.

The water on the Appomattox River was up to the back stairs of homes and Price Supply Company on Plank Road Thursday morning at 11 a.m.