EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSFlooding Reported Along WV Route 2
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Reported: May. 29, 2014 10:36 AM EDT
Updated: May. 29, 2014 10:49 PM EDT
HENDERSON, W.Va. (Sean Delancey) -- A flood watch was in effect Thursday for counties in the Eyewitness News viewing region.
The rain and wind passed through Henderson, just outside of Point Pleasant, at about 5 p.m.
Henderson normally floods with heavy rain, but they dodged a bullet on this one.
W.Va. Route 2 was a totally different story.
One man’s yard was completely swept away just outside of Gallipolis Ferry.
The other side of his yard was turned into a pond.
A creek running beside his house overflowed, taking debris from a hillside along with it.
The road was also flooded there, making passage risky for drivers.
That storm was headed across West Virginia Thursday evening.
There were still patches of standing water along Route 2, and drivers were urged to take it slow and be sure not to hydroplane.
CHARLESTON, W.V.a. (Kaylin Searles) – A flash flood watch will remain in effect until 11 p.m. Thursday night for portions of Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.
A mudslide was reported on Route 68 in Jackson County Wednesday due to flash flood conditions. The area is now cleared up. Eyewitness News Meteorologist Doug Harlow said weather conditions of this nature could still occur while the flash flood watch is in effect.
Heavy, isolated rain pockets and scattered showers may occur throughout the evening, but should wind down about 11 p.m.
Once the rain stops, Harlow said viewers should be in for a clear, sunny weekend.
For the latest Eyewitness News Storm Team forecast, click here.
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