Colonial Heights lifts evacuation order

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An announcement from the City of Colonial Heights said officials are concerned about the dam at Lakview Park off Lake Ave. They have issued a voluntary evacuaton for residents along Swift Creek at Forestview, Sherwood and Springdale.
(Photo: Colonial Heights Gov.)

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (WRIC) — The City of Colonial Heights has lifted its voluntary evacuation order for residents near the dam at Lakeview Park off Lake Ave.

The announcement said city crews were able to complete work necessary to prevent immediate version. Sherwood Drive at Swift Creek reopened one lane to traffic today around 7 p.m.

City officials said they will continue to monitor the dam as floodwaters continue to spill over and advise residents are advised to stay away from the immediate area of the damn.

At 6 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, city officials were carefully watching the dam at Switft Creek. (Photo: Bryan Carper)

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