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Update 9:15 p.m

The Greenbrier River at Alderson has crested at a level of 15.74 feet and is now receding.  This is slightly below the forecast flood stage.  However the river is still very high and will continue to remain high for at least the next 24 hours.  People are advised to stay away from the fast moving water of the river during this period. 

Update 2:15 p.m.

The latest update from the National Weather Service places the river at 15.2 feet in Alderson at 1 p.m.  The river is still expected to crest at 17.7 feet this afternoon some time.

Update 1:15 p.m.

The Greenbrier River at Alderson was recorded at 14.26 feet.  That measurement was taken at 11 a.m.

Update 11:30 a.m.

The National Weather Service is reporting that the Greenbrier River was measured at 13.68 feet as of 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31.  Flood State is 14 feet.  At this level there could be low spots along Route 3 that are flooded.

Update 9:30 a.m.

The National Weather Service show that the last measured level of the Greenbrier River at Alderson was 12.38 ft at 8 a.m.  Projections show it is expected to rise close to 18 feet.

According to the StormTracker59 weather team that could mean flooding of roads and some buildings in Alderson if the water reaches that level.

Update 6:30am

As of 5:00am the Greenbrier river @Buckeye Station is at 10', flood stage and is forecasted to rise to 11.2' by noon in the town of Marlinton.

River levels are expect to rise higher in the town of Alderson, possibly threatening local businesses and homes along that stretch of the Greenbrier River. CLICK ON THIS TEXT FOR COMPLETE RIVER DETAILS FOR ALDERSON.

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High winds and heavy rains packed a mighty punch across the region Wednesday.

Flooding continues to be an issue across West Virginia.

A Greenbrier County dispatcher told 59 News Wednesday night, that the Greenbrier River will be one-foot above the flood stage by Thursday morning.

Stay with 59 News for updates as they become available.