Update: Flooding Closes 50 West Virginia Roads

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Associated Press

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Updated Wed, Nov 23, 2011 12:10 pm

Update 12:10 p.m.

More than 50 roads across West Virginia are closed because of high water and flood warnings are in effect for some areas following several days of rainfall.
 
As of 11 a.m. today, the Division of Highways reports road closures in more than a dozen counties, including the Eastern Panhandle, the Mid-Ohio Valley and central West Virginia.
 
Flood warnings remain in effect for the West Fork River and the Little Kanawha River at Glenville.
 
The National Weather Service says the Little Kanawha River crested at 25.68 feet this morning, about 2.5 feet above flood stage. Minor flooding was reported.
 
The West Fork River was at 13.8 feet this morning at Clarksburg. Flood stage there is 14 feet.

      

At least three dozen roads in West Virginia remain closed by high water and flood warnings are in effect for some areas following several days of rainfall.

 
As of 5:30 a.m. today, the Division of Highways reports road closures in Clay, Kanawha, Mason, Putnam, Cabell, Wayne, Calhoun, Jackson, Ritchie, Roane, Wirt, Wood, Doddridge, Hardy, Braxton, Gilmer and Lewis counties.
 
Most roads are expected to reopen by this afternoon.
 
The Little Kanawha River at Glenville was at 25 feet as of 4:30 a.m., 2 feet above flood stage. The National Weather Service says minor flooding is reported but the river will fall below flood stage this afternoon.
 
Flood warnings also are in effect for parts of central and north-central West Virginia.
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