Greene County water restrictions still in place after weekend rain
GREENE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Greene County was placed on mandatory water restrictions last week, and unfortunately, leaders are not quite yet ready to lift them.
“I think we will leave it in place for at least a few more days to be safe, and then re-evaluate towards the end of the week where things are at,” Water and Sewer Authority Director, Alan Harrison said.
Last week, Greene County issued mandatory water restrictions involving outdoor vegetation, vehicles, and irrigation systems.
Harrison says that the Rapidan River levels are improving but are not where it needs to be to lift restrictions.
“It’s higher than it has been in the last three weeks, but we are going to keep an eye on it and see how it goes, we are not going to call for any restrictions yet,” Harrison said.
Meanwhile, a storm over the weekend dumped almost three inches of rain in 72 hours, ending the continuing drought-like conditions.
Some images of Route 29 show what appears to be multiple feet of rain in the roadway in the Ruckersville area.
“It was a little hectic, I have never seen that area of 29 flood that bad. I have lived in Greene County for 27 years, that was the worst I have ever seen,” resident Kenny Conley said.
The Virginia Department of Transportation also closed the southbound lanes on Route 29 south of Route 33 by Ruckersville around 10:30 p.m. Sunday. The road has since then reopened.