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Minor flooding creates few issues

Recent rains forced the Dan River at South Boston out of its banks Monday but did not threaten Riverdale businesses.

A flood warning continued for the Dan River at South Boston until Tuesday afternoon after two days of rain Friday and Saturday.

A total of 1.72 inches of rain fell in South Boston Friday through Saturday, according to Aubrey Clark of the Halifax County Service Authority Maple Avenue plant.

Just over two and one-half inches of rain has been recorded at the Maple Avenue plant thus far in January, Clark added.

At 10 a.m. Monday, the Dan River was at 23.2 feet at South Boston and was forecast to reach 23.5 feet by Monday afternoon.

Flood stage is 19.0 feet, with minor flooding forecast, according to the National Weather Service.

At 25 feet, the Riverdale business district starts to flood.

The Dan River was forecast to fall below flood stage after midnight Tuesday.

The Staunton (Roanoke) River at Randolph was also forecast to reach flood stage (21 feet) Monday at 7 a.m., with gauges recording a crest of 21 feet.

The forecast for the Staunton River at Randolph was for the river level to drop to 12.60 feet on Tuesday. 

High water signs were also posted for the Banister River at Wolf Trap Road on Monday, with traffic forced to detour around the water-covered roadway.