FIRST ALERT: James River flood warning through tonight

FIRST ALERT: James River flood warning through tonight

(WWBT) - A FLOOD WARNING continues along the James River through at least early Wednesday morning when the water levels are expected to drop below flood stage.

The Richmond Westham Gauge crested at 15.4' on Monday evening and as of 2:30 pm on Tuesday afternoon, the water level has dropped to 13.1'. Flood stage is 12'. Minor flooding continues, but the water level should fall below flood stage sometime early Wednesday morning.

At Richmond City Locks, the river crested at 11.25' on Monday evening and as of 2:54 pm on Tuesday afternoon, the level has dropped to 9.6'. Minor flooding is still occurring and will continue until the water drops below the 8' flood stage. That is expected to happen sometime early Wednesday morning.

The James at City Locks is also expected to drop below flood stage by sometime early Wednesday morning.

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