Lynchburg Cautions Against Getting on the James River This Weekend

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The City of Lynchburg has closed the Percival's Island urban trail and the beach area due to the rising James River from heavy rainfall.

Lynchburg Parks and Recreation said both will remain closed until further notice.

"Stay away from the water," the city wrote on social media. "The fast moving water is extremely dangerous."

Parks and Rec is also also recommending people exercise caution while using other urban trails throughout the city as creeks may also be overflowing their banks.

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