Reports of rock slides, high water on roads across two Virginias

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(WVNS) — Recent rainfall and melted snow are both causing hazardous road conditions across the two Virginias on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021.

Here are the following counties dealing with active reports as of 8 a.m. Tuesday:

Fayette County:

  • The West Virginia Department of Education announced 7:33 a.m. Tuesday school bus 2105, which services the Oak Hill area, will not run in Pax due to high water.

Greenbrier County:

  • Dispatchers confirmed Monroe Draft at Caldwell Tunnel in Caldwell is completely flooded as of 7:18 a.m.

Raleigh County:

LocationRoadHazardTime ReportedStatus
(as of 8 a.m.)
GhentFlat Top Road (3500 block)Six inches of water across both lanes3:30 a.m. ET 1/26/2021Cleared
LesterCentral Avenue (100 block)Water across both lanes3:25 a.m. ET 1/26/2021Cleared
BeaverRitter Drive (400 block)Rock slide2:53 a.m. ET 1/26/2021Cleared
According to National Weather Service, Raleigh County dispatch

Summers County:

  • Falling Branch Road (Routes 3 and 12) between Talcott and Alderson had reports of high water throughout Monday night, according to dispatchers.

Wyoming County:

  • At 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, the Oceana Fire Department stated the area by Westside High School and near the post office in Lynco is covered by water. One car was stranded, floating in the water. Firefighters said everyone in the vehicle was safely evacuated.

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