UPDATE: 5th Street Hill in Huntington Reopens

UPDATE 2/6/14 @ 6:05 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- 5th Street Hill reopened early Thursday morning after being closed for more than 24 hours.

A fallen tree knocked over power lines and toppled several power poles Wednesday.

Wednesday's closure forced drivers taking 5th Street Road into or out of Huntington to take a detour, but crews reopened it Thursday in time to handle the morning commute.



ORIGINAL STORY 2/5/14 @ 6:35 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Heavy rainfall caused widespread power outages and caused some road blockage early Wednesday morning.

In Huntington, downed tree limbs caused the closure of 5th Street Road in the vicinity of 13th Avenue. Standing water blocked several viaducts and low-lying road areas there and elsewhere, including Charleston.

911 dispatchers say there are reports of high water in the 600 block of South Park Road in Charleston, Maccorkle Avenue SW in South Charleston and Washington Avenue underpass in St. Albans.

High water has also been reported in Putnam County. High Water is covering Rocky Step Road and Harbour Lane off Route 34. Schools in Putnam County are on a two hour delay.

At least 15,000 customers in the region lost power, including at least 3,000 customers each in Cabell County, W.Va., Boyd County, Ky. and Carter County, Ky. In Ohio, significant power outages were also reported in Scioto County and Lawrence County.

We have multiple crews on the scenes of some of the major road closures.

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