CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - (AP) -- A swift water rescue team is searching a swath of central Virginia for two people who were seen being swept away by a flash flood's torrent of muddy water amid stormy weather caused by Subtropical Storm Alberto.
According to a news release from the city of Charlottesville, the man and woman were seen standing outside their silver Toyota Prius in Albemarle County on Wednesday night when they and their car were swept away. By early Thursday, there has been no sign of the missing couple.
The city says a second car was also swept away but its single occupant was rescued from the floodwaters.
Numerous roads have been closed due to flooding and mudslides. Authorities on Thursday have shuttered all schools in the Albemarle, Virginia area.
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After a flash flood of Ivy Creek in @AlbemarleCounty a silver Toyota Prius and 2 occupants went missing near Old Ballard Rd and Martin Farm Ln. A second vehicle was also swept away but its single occupant was rescued from the water. (1 of 2) https://t.co/TPeDw79RQW— Cville-UVA-ALB ECC (@CommEmerg) May 31, 2018
A swift water rescue team from Lynchburg is actively working with local emergency responders to locate the missing persons. Residents in the area with any information should contact the Emergency Ops Center at (434) 979-INFO or (434) 979-4636. (2 of 2) https://t.co/TPeDw79RQW— Cville-UVA-ALB ECC (@CommEmerg) May 31, 2018