UPDATE: Trees Cleared From W.Va. 21, High Water Reported On Some Roads

By: Leslie Barrett Email
By: Leslie Barrett Email

UPDATE: 11:47 p.m. 4/16/2011

The steady rain Friday night into Saurday morning caused high water on some roads in Wood and Washington Counties and a road slip.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office reports there was high water Saturday night on County Road 9 at milemarker 4, the lower bridge on Main Street in Macksburg, Stanleyville Narrows Road, and Archers Fork Road off of State Route 26.

Officials recommend people never drive across roads with high water.

Wood County EMA Director Ed Hupp said most of the high water across county roads earlier Saturday had receded.

West Virginia Department of Highways Crews cleared off trees from a mudslide across State Route 21 near Rockport Saturday evening. The road was closed but has since reopened.

West Virginia Department of Highways crews are on the scene of a mudslide on W.Va. 21 near Rockport.

DOH District Three Crew Foreman Curtis Richards said traffic is down to one lane on W.Va. 21 off I-77 as crews clean up a couple of trees that were brought down with the mudslide from the heavy rain.

Wood County EMA Director Ed Hupp said most of the high water across roads had receded by Saturday evening.

Earlier in the day there were reports of high water on Core Road near Worthington Creek, Old St. Marys Pike near Newbanks Road, Wadesville Road, the 500 block of Stillwell Road, Big Tiger Road in Mineral Wells, and Route One Waverly Road.

Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks said there was high water in the Archers Fork Area off State Route 26 near Newport.

Officials recommend you never drive across roads with high water.

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