UPDATE: Flooding Causes Problems in Parts of Wayne County

By: Jeremy Edwards; Andrew Colegrove Email
By: Jeremy Edwards; Andrew Colegrove Email

UPDATE 5/15/11 @ 6 p.m.
WAYNE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Heavy rain has been a constant theme this spring, and it continued this weekend.

After flash flooding Saturday night, many culverts were washed out along Lynn Creek and Newcomb Creek roads near Shoals in Wayne County, leaving several people no way to get their cars out of their driveways.

"It was awful,” Brenda Arthur said. “It happened in a matter of seconds. It just kept flowing. I thought we were going to have to have a boat to get out of the driveway."

The high water caused thousands of dollars in damage for several people and got into a few homes.

"It was amazing,” David Mounts said. “We've lived here almost ten years and we've never seen anything like this."

People have begun the cleanup process but say it may take a few days before it will be dry enough to get the necessary equipment in to complete the repairs.

"When we put the bridges in it cost us about three thousand dollars, which is cheap, but it's going to cost that much again to fix them," Charles Ekers said.

Lavalette volunteer firefighters say a few roads had to be closed Saturday night because of the flooding. Those roads are back open, but some have been limited to one lane because parts of the road were washed out. If you're driving in those areas you're asked to be cautious.



ORIGINAL STORY 5/14/11
WAYNE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Severe thunderstorms are causing flooding in parts of Wayne County.

Dispatchers say flooding and mudslides has closed parts of Route 152 in the Lavalette and Wayne areas.

Dispatchers say flooding has also covered parts of Route 75 and Plymale Branch Road.

Over in Floyd County, Kentucky, the Sheriff's Office says some trees were blown into a moblie home at a trailer park along Route 375.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for updates.


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