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High water causes problems on Kanawha County roads

A vehicle plows through water on Kanawha Boulevard in Charleston. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Kanawha County until 1 p.m. Friday. (WCHS/WVAH)

UPDATE, 12:07 p.m. - Metro 911 said there have been multiple reports of high water throughout Kanawha County.

Motorists are advised not to drive through high water.

UPDATE, 11:58 a.m. - Metro 911 said standing water is reported in the area of 36th Street SE and Venable Avenue SE in Kanawha City in Charleston.

UPDATE, 11:35 a.m. - After heavy rains came rolling through the Mountain State, more than 1,000 Appalachian Power customers were without service Friday.

The power company's website said 1,081 were without power. Kanawha County had the most, with 651 customers without service. Raleigh County had 203.

UPDATE , 11:26 a.m. -- Metro 911 is reporting high water on South Ruffner Road and on MacCorkle Avenue.

On South Ruffner Road, the flooding was reported in the 900 block. Water from the creek is running over the roadway.

Meanwhile, high water reported in the area of MacCorkle Avenue SE on 19th Street SE. Drains are clogged in the area.

UPDATE, 11:14 a.m. -- The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a flash flood warning in Kanawha County.

The warning is in effect until 1 p.m. Friday, the weather service said.

Some flooding has been reported on downtown Charleston streets from heavy rains. An emergency dispatcher with Metro 911 said some of the flooding appears to be from clogged drains.

Metro 911 said it has some reports of high water Friday on some downtown Charleston streets as heavy rain is rolling through the area.

The areas affected so far are Brooks, Lewis and Morris streets.

An emergency dispatcher said the city street department is being contacted to respond.

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