Flash flood watch continues through Friday night for West Virginia and southeast Ohio

The National Weather Service says a flash flood watch continues through late Friday night for portions of southeast Ohio and West Virginia, including Kanawha and Putnam counties. (WCHS/WVAH)

UPDATE, 11:32 a.m.

High water completely covering the fast lane just east of the Chelyan Bridge on E. Dupont Avenue, Metro 911 said Friday.

UPDATE, 10:35 a.m.

Metro 911 reported that large clumps of mud are falling from the hillside just before the intersection of Elk Estates and Blue Creek Road in the Blue Creek area between Clendenin and Pinch.

A day after flash floods covered some roadways in the region the National Weather Service said a flash flood watch continues through late Friday night for portions of southeast Ohio and West Virginia, including Kanawha and Putnam counties.

The following counties in West Virginia are under the watch in addition to Kanawha and Putnam: Barbour, Braxton, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Jackson, Lewis, Mason, northwest Nicholas, northwest Pocahontas, northwest Randolph, northwest Webster, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, southeast Nicholas, southeast Pocahontas, southeast Randolph, southeast Webster, Taylor, Tyler, Upshur, Wirt and Wood.

Some flooding was reported Friday morning. Rocky Fork flooded at Poca River Road. Crews responded to a water rescue on Haines Branch Road in Sissonville.


In Ohio, counties under the watch are Athens, Gallia, Jackson, Meigs, Morgan, Perry, Vinton and Washington.

The weather service said multiple rounds of showers and storms are likely Friday night. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are expected with higher amounts possible locally.

Creeks and streams could rapidly rise out of their banks when the areas receive heavy amounts of rain in short periods of time. Flash flooding in urban areas is possible.

For the latest Eyewitness News Storm Team forecast, click here.

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