A construction crane fell into the Holston River in Weber City, Virginia, amid heavy rain and flooding in the region on Monday, April 24.
The crane was being used as part of an ongoing Virginia Department of Transportation project on US 23 in the city, according to a report. Officials were concerned the crane would tip over in the river and send floodwaters toward homes downstream.
A flash flood watch was in effect on Monday with two to four inches of rain expected. Some areas could see up to six inches of rain. The flash flood watch was extended into the overnight hours. Credit: Facebook/Benny Vermillion via Storyful