Flood Damage Causes Holmes Run Trail Closures

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Flood Damage Causes Holmes Run Trail Closures 

For Immediate Release: July 12, 2019

Holmes Run Trail Closure Small On July 8, Alexandria received a month’s worth of rain in approximately one hour, which created widespread flash flooding. As a result, Holmes Run stream levels surged over 12 feet causing significant damage to paved and unpaved sections of Holmes Run Trail.

The damage has led to the Holmes Run Trail being closed for repairs west of the North Ripley Street crossing. The extent of the damage will result in extended trail closures. Although the eastbound connection to Holmes Run Trail is interrupted west of North Beauregard Street, the trail within Dora Kelley Nature Park is open to pedestrians.

City staff are continuing to assess the damage at all City parks and trails and will be developing a mitigation and repair plan over the next few weeks. Further details and closure timeframes will be shared as they become available.

Visit alexandriava.gov/Flooding for information about storm clean up and flood prevention, and to report damage.

For more information, contact Bob Williams, Division Chief, at bob.williams@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.4688.

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact kelly.gilfillen@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.4644, Virginia Relay 711.