The latest on flooding in the Ohio Valley

(WTRF) - 7News is getting reports of flooding in many areas around the Ohio Valley this morning. Below is the information that we currently have confirmed.

 

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According to Bethany Police Chief Mike Bolen, the only passable road into and out of Bethany as of 10:15 a.m. is SR 88 North which connects to SR 27/844.

Bolen also reports that the flood waters near the Cattleman Run Damn appear to be receding.

Bethany area residents are still advised to be extra alert.

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According to Wetzel Co. Emergency Management's Facebook page, Route 7 and Route 20 are both closed until further notice due to high water over the roadways.

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UPDATE:

Two men have been rescued during a Swift Water Rescue in Belmont County. More information can be found HERE.

Swift Water Rescue crews from Wheeling are responding to Belmont County between Armstrong Mills and Powhatan. According to officials, a vehicle was swept into Captina Creek. The individual was visible, but could not be reached. Officials say the road is closed before that area, at Brubaker's store.

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According to the Weirton Fire Chief, Kings Creek is flooded. The Weirton Millsop Community Center is setup as evacuation center for residents.

BEL SR-148 is closed in both directions from SR-9 to SR-7 due to flooding, according to ODOT.

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Per Wellsburg Police:

"Use caution traveling between Wellsburg and Beech Bottom in the area just south of the new bridge sign. Road is restricted to one lane. WVDOH workers are on site directing traffic. Hill side unstable after a landslide."

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According to Cameron FD, streams and streets around town are out of their banks and heavy flooding is occurring. Units are out doing evacuations and alerts to citizens to make them aware of the situation. Fire Department buildings are open to those being evacuated or those in need of temporary shelter.

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The Glen Robbins area of Jefferson County is also experiencing flooding.

Roadway flooding is happening across Belmont County, including the following:

US 40 in Blaine and State Route 800 South are experiencing water high over the roadway.

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In Marshall County, Big, Little, and Middle Grave Creeks are experiencing some major flooding issues. The Kudlak Campgrounds are also experiencing these issues.

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Police in New Martinsville are warning drivers to be aware that there is water on the roadway in the 4-lane area of the town. As of about 3:30 a.m., there are no closed roads in the area.

7News is still working to gather more information on all locations experiencing flooding. Stay with 7News as we continue to update 

 


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