Flooding Cancels School In Clay County

CLAY COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Fears of flooding in Clay County prompted schools to let out early Friday.

Lizemore Elementary was one of those schools. Their parking lot flooded Friday morning.

"I got a call this morning, about ten till six, saying the road was covered out here," says principal, Tina Burnette.

The school let out at 11 a.m. Friday for fears of transportation issues, both leaving school and for parents getting out of their driveways. Parent Carrie Holcomb picked up her kids early. She said, "It floods before down here. It always comes from our house down."

Burnette adds about half of the schools students ended up staying home. "When they heard we were letting out, they were afraid of their creeks and not being able to come back and get them, so they just went ahead and took them back home."

Grove's Creek Road in Clay County was closed for much of the day because of high water.

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