UPDATE: Stumptown Road, Bald Hill Road Closed After Storms Cause Damage

UPDATE: Stumptown Road, Bald Hill Road Closed After Storms Cause Damage

Heavy rains during the day Tuesday (Aug. 21) and powerful thunderstorms overnight left several roads in Loudoun County covered with water, and at least two roads near Leesburg remain closed due to roadway wash-outs or damaged bridges.

Loudoun County officials announced that Stumptown Road was shut down because a section of the road caved in due to heavy rain.

The section of road that is closed is near Bankfield Drive and Paw Print Lane west of Lucketts.

Bald Hill Road north of Leesburg is also shut down from Loyalty Road about a quarter of a mile in because the road washed out and a  bridge is damaged.

Law enforcement was on scene at both locations and the Virginia Department of Transportation was notified.

Acccording to the National Weather Service, 2.72 inches of rain was recorded at Dulles International Airport Tuesday (April 21). Other locations around the county probably received more rain, and heavy storms overnight dumped more rain on saturated ground and into already full rivers and streams.

NWS data show that through midnight, Dulles had already received 4.5 inches of rain for August, which is almost double the average amount for the month.

For 2018, Dulles has received 40.56 inches of precipitation, 13.6 inches more than the yearly average through Aug. 21.

Today’s forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with a 20 percent chance of rain, and clear skies are predicted through the weekend.

Joseph Dill