EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSFlooding Reported On Sissonville Drive
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Reported by: Jeff Morris
Videographer: Bob Aaron
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Also Contributing: Bob Aaron, Brandon Stover, Kera Mashek
Reported: Aug. 21, 2013 3:08 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 22, 2013 12:49 PM EDT
Sissonville , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Residents had some headaches with flooding early Wednesday afternoon in the 8000 block of Sissonville Drive.
Water and debris were covering the roadway. Neighbors blamed the problem on a failure to clean out storm drains.
One person reported having a flooded garage. Trash cans also were swept away by floodwaters.
Some living just off of Martin’s Branch road in Sissonville were also concerned about water undercutting part of the road at Stone Mountain Estates.
Water rushed under the road, and caused a mud and rock slide to follow.
Kenny Stone said the drainage pipe has become clogged before, and the Division of Highways hasn't done anything about it.
After Wednesday's storms, he's worried the entire road could give way.
I'm afraid that maybe a tractor trailer or concrete truck or school bus could come up on the right hand side and possibly the road would collapse because the road is sliding anyway,” he said.
Kanawha Metro 911 said it notified the DOH about several flooded and flood damaged roads, to get warning signs put up.
The agency said it plans to add Martin's Branch to its long list of areas that have been damaged by the storms, to make sure it gets fixed.
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