EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSSeveral Main Avenues Closed In Huntington Due To Flooding
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Reported by: Dave Benton
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Also Contributing: Tiersa Davis
Reported: Jul. 22, 2013 3:43 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 23, 2013 9:55 AM EDT
Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia
Flooding in Huntington has prompted the closure of several main thoroughfares.
An emergency dispatcher said Third, Fifth and Eighth avenues were closed due to high water.
Storms rolled through the area about 3:30 p.m. Monday. What started out as a small shower quickly turned into a deluge causing problems throughout town. 20th street viaduct flooded forcing traffic to reroute.
Heavy winds and rain also toppled trees in 17 hundred block of Jefferson Avenue. One tree blocked a sidewalk. Fortunately, no injuries to report.
Cabell County 911 dispatchers have reported several flooded streets in Huntington and are urging drivers to avoid high water.
Several cars were reportedly stuck in high water and had to be rescued by emergency workers after the storm hit about 3:30 p.m. Monday. Dispatchers warned that Third, Fourth, and Fifth avenues between 22nd and 23rd streets and the 2800 block of Eighth Avenue were flooded.
Trees were knocked downed and the viaducts were reportedly flooded.
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