Hazards: Roads that Historically Flood

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Flooding can threaten any area of Fairfax County. There are some areas that are at a greater risk due to low elevation or other factors

Some roads flood more than others due to these factors. The map below illustrates these known flood-prone roads so that you can avoid them during periods of heavy rain accumulation, etc.


What to Do
  • Do not drive in flooded roads – "turn around, don’t drown."
  • Never drive through a flooded roadway; the depth, current and condition of the road are all unknowns and can be deadly.
  • If your vehicle stalls on a flooded road and water is rising, get out of the car, call 911, and move to higher ground.
  • Be especially cautious during periods of limited visibility or nighttime when it is extremely difficult to see and judge conditions -- state law requires headlights when wipers are on.



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