Tri-State wakes up to heavy rains, flash flooding Sunday

Published: Feb. 28, 2021 at 9:18 AM EST
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Overnight heavy rains are creating standing water on some roads like US 52 in Lawrence County, Ohio; and flash flooding in others like Garretts Creek Road in Wayne, W.Va.

Video above from WSAZ producer Ryan Epling shows flash flooding along Garretts Creek Road in Wayne.

A tree is also down on Rt. 152 between Wayne and Huntington at German Ride Hill. Our crew reports the road is closed in both directions, as well as downed power lines.

As of press time Sunday morning, there are 36 weather alerts in effect, including flood advisories, across West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.

Cabell County EMS Director Gordon merry says there is really bad flooding on Fudges Creek in the Ona area, which is causing homes to be flooded.

Currently, there are reports of high water in several areas of Cabell County, including:

  • 1600 block of East Mud River Road, Milton
  • 1500 block of John’s Creek Road, Milton
  • 800 block of Fudges Creek Road, Ona
  • Little Fudges Creek Road at Fudges Creek Intersection, Ona
  • Ohio River Road at Oak Hill Road, Glenwood
  • 10th Street viaduct, Huntington
  • 12th Street Enslow Blvd., Huntington
  • 1300 block of Cedar Crest, Huntington
  • Norway Avenue at Cabell Votech Center, Huntington
  • Arlington Boulevard at Route 60
  • Enslow Boulevard, Huntington

Metro 911 dispatchers report they are receiving several high water calls in the western part of Kanawha County and want to remind motorists to not attempt driving through standing water in roadways, adding “turn around, don’t drown.”

Rain is expected to continue falling all day Sunday. Check out your forecast by clicking here for an hour by hour breakdown.

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