SEVERE WEATHER: Flooding Closes Many Huntington Streets; Eastern Ky. Also Hard Hit

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Heavy rainfall Friday evening caused problems throughout parts of our region, including shutting down several roadways in Huntington.

Problems also have been reported in parts of southern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky.

There were reports of multiple motorists stranded in high water in parts of Huntington, Cabell County 911 dispatchers say. They said a dozen would be a conservative estimate.

As of midnight, Cabell County dispatchers said the 10th Street viaduct was the only one that remain closed. Earlier in the evening, all were forced to close as water rose quickly.

Portions of 5th and 3rd avenues were closed in East Huntington.

As of midnight, 5th Avenue remained closed at 20th Street. Earlier in the night, emergency crews were directing traffic the wrong way (west) to get motorists out of the flooded area.

Parts of the Marshall University campus also were covered in high water, creating challenges for students returning for the fall semester.

Nearby, the intersection at 5th Avenue and 20th Street was shutdown.

In West Huntington, part of Adams Avenue was closed due to high water.

Reports of high water on 8th Street also came into the WSAZ newsroom.

A landslide was reported in Cabell County along W.Va. 2 near the intersection of Hillview Drive.

In Ashland, Ky., there were reports of high water on some roadways, including Roberts Drive and Shopes Creek Road.

Neighbors on Shopes Creek say water damaged foundations of several homes.

Other parts of southeastern Kentucky were reporting high water, including in Floyd County. The city of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, was among communities dealing with high water and flooded streets.

Parts of southern West Virginia also were not spared from severe weather issues, including Chief Logan State Park in Logan County where high winds toppled trees.

Click on the gallery above to see photos from some of the affected areas.

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