Spring Valley Flooding

By: Dave Benton Email
By: Dave Benton Email

Thursday was an intense day. There were wrecks, schools on edge whether or not to let students go home, and high water spilling out of creeks threatening homes especially in one part of region, where people crossed their fingers the water would recede.

For residents who live at the edge of the Spring Valley Bridge, it’s déjà vu.

James River Road was impassable for a couple hours. Terry Ball brought her kids to see the flooded road and learn a lesson “I came out here to show my children how dangerous it really is.”

Bad weather is believed to be the reason why the driver of a Honda Odyssey lost control and slid into a ditch traveling east bound near the 6 mile marker on I-64.

Some bus routes were canceled in Cabell County and students and parents found out by a new alarm phone system.

Jedd Flowers said, “We can break it down by school levels and can send message to all those parents at that school.”

As for the high water along Spring Valley Road, some residents blame it on a culvert clogged by people who dumped their raked leaves in the creek.

Only a few bus routes were canceled today but all schools were in session. It's really a tough call for superintendents when there's high water, because it can recede just as quickly as it come up.

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