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Heavy rains force small streams out of their banks

The Free Press WV

The National Weather Service has extended a small stream flood warning for northwestern Kanawha County and Putnam County until 2 a.m. Monday.

According to the weather service, Putnam County emergency officials said record breaking flooding was occurring along Hurricane Creek Sunday afternoon in Scott Depot, Teays Valley, Hurricane and Winfield. Other streams had exceeded their banks.

High water closed sections of state Route 34, U.S. Route 60 between Hurricane and St. Albans and Route 817 near the John Amos Power Plant.

Flood warnings for several other counties were due to expire by 5:30 p.m.

The National Weather Service also issued a flood watch for 13 central and northeastern counties beginning at 9 p.m. Sunday to Monday afternoon.

Counties under the watch include:

Wayne, Cabell, Lincoln, Putnam, Kanawha, Boone, Clay, Braxton, Upshur, Barbour, Fayette, Pocahontas and Randolph counties.

--> Sunday, May 06, 2018
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