Pocahontas County

Flooding causing evacuations in Pocahontas County

UPDATE as of 5:30PM: Route 39 has since re-opened as the water continues to recede.

Deputy Chief with the Marlinton Fire Department, Jamie Kellison, said with the help of the 911 center, homeowners were told of the potential danger and the need to get to safety.

"They'll send out automated calls to the homeowners, giving them a free warning. Then we will eventually go door-to-door and do evacuations," said Kellison.

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MARLINTON, W. Va. (WVNS)-- Crews are evacuating people in Marlinton due to flooding in Pocahontas County.

People are being evacuated in the lower and eastern part of Marlinton near Knapps Creek.

High water caused officials to close Route 39 in Huntersville and Route 250 in Thornwood. 

A shelter has been set up at Marlinton Middle School. 

Stay with 59 News on air and online for updates on this developing story.


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