2 missing after car swept away in flash flood near Charlottesville

- (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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