Roads remain closed more than 24 hours after severe flooding in Southern WV

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UPDATE: 7:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 (WVNS) — After heavy rainfall on Thursday, local roadways remain closed as emergency crews continue to work to restore the roads you drive on to normal.

Raleigh County:

  • WV-41 Batoff Mountain closed due to a rock fall.

Fayette County:

  • Chestnut Grove.

Greenbrier County:

  • James River / Kanawha Turnpike.
  • Miller Road.

McDowell County:

  • Oozley Branch.
  • Conservation Road.
  • Garland (Betsy Branch).
  • Bee Branch Road.
  • Northside River Road.
  • Panther Creek Road.
  • Bartley Bottom.
  • Trapfork.

Mercer County:

  • A mudslide is completely covering Ingleside Road.
  • Country Girl Road between US-460 & WV-112
  • Pigeon Creek.
  • US-19 near Kegley.
  • Gardner Road.
  • Rock River Road at Low Water Bridge.
  • Kale Road at Low Water Bridge.
  • Happy Hollow Road.
  • Simmons River Road.
  • Ada Road.
  • Grace Branch Road.
  • Hales Gap Road.
  • Jimmy Lewis.
  • Parts of Route 10 are also closed between Matoaka and Spanishburg.

UPDATE: 9:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 (WVNS) — After a day full of rain, some roads are still closed heading in to the overnight hours due to high water.

Raleigh County:

  • Violet Lane in Beaver, WV. The Beaver Volunteer Fire Department is evacuating residents due to high water.
  • Sullivan Road in Glen Morgan, WV is also closed.
  • WV-41 Batoff Mountain closed due to a rock fall.

Fayette County:

  • Scarbro Road in Scarbro, WV is closed. A detour is set up using US-19 and WV-16.
  • Paint Creek Road from Weirwood to the Raleigh County line is closed.
Harts Run Tunnel, Greenbrier County

Greenbrier County:

  • The Caldwell Tunnel on WV-63 is closed due to high water.
  • Harts Run Road and the Harts Run Tunnel.
  • James River / Kanawha Turnpike.
  • Miller Road.
  • Blue Sulphur Spring Road.
  • Grassy Meadow Road.
  • Spring Valley Road.
  • Tuckahoe Road.
  • Gray Gable Road.

Monroe County:

  • Humphreys Run Road and Humphreys Run Lane.

McDowell County:

  • WV-83 from English to Bartley.
  • Wolf Pen Hollow has been washed out.
  • River Road.
  • Rift-Berwind Road.
  • English Road.
  • Twin Branch.
  • Garland (Betsy Branch).
  • Northside River Road.
  • Panther Creek Road
  • Trapfork
  • Frog Level.
  • George Fork Road.
  • Honeybee Lane in Bradshaw, WV.

Mercer County:

  • A mudslide is completely covering Ingleside Road.
  • Pigeon Creek
  • Rock River Road
  • Simmons River Road
  • WV-112 Ingleside Road
  • Parts of Route 10 are also closed between Matoaka and Spanishburg.
  • Rock River Road at Low Water Bridge.
  • Kale Road at Low Water Bridge.
  • Ada Road.
  • Hales Gap Road
  • Happy Hollow Road
  • Grace Branch Road

Wyoming County:

  • WV-971 for about 2 miles.
  • Coon Branch Road.
  • Brooks Hollow Road.
  • Indian Creek Road.
  • Brier Creek.

UPDATE: 4:04 p.m. Thursday, Feb 6, 2020 (WVNS) — The recent rainfall is bringing hazardous conditions for drivers throughout our area.

Raleigh County:

  • Violet Lane in Beaver, WV. The Beaver Volunteer Fire Department is evacuating residents due to high water.
  • Sullivan Road in Glen Morgan, WV is also closed.
  • WV-41 Batoff Mountain
  • Sweeneysburg Road in the 2500 block is closed at this time due to high water. Fire department units are on scene awaiting the arrival of the Division of Highways.

Fayette County:

  • Scarbro Road in Scarbro, WV is closed. A detour is set up using US-19 and WV-16
  • Paint Creek Road from Weirwood to the Raleigh County line is closed.
  • WV-41 Meadow Bridge Road is closed due to a rock slide. A detour is in place using US-60, WV-61 and US-19.

Greenbrier County:

  • The Caldwell Tunnel on WV-63 is closed due to high water.
  • Harts Run Road and the Harts Run Tunnel.
  • James River / Kanawha Turnpike.
  • Miller Road.
  • Blue Sulphur Spring Road.
  • Grassy Meadow Road.
  • Spring Valley Road.
  • Tuckahoe Road.
  • Gray Gable Road.

Monroe County:

  • Humphreys Run Road and Humphreys Run Lane.

McDowell County:

  • U.S. 52 at WV Route 16 – Both lanes are closed due to high water. The closure is in the area of the Welch Underpass.
  • WV-83 from English to Bartley.
  • Wolf Pen Hollow has been washed out.
  • River Road.
  • Rift-Berwind Road.
  • English Road.
  • Mile Branch Road.
  • Twin Branch.
  • Garland (Betsy Branch).
  • Northside River Road.
  • Panther Creek Road
  • Trapfork
  • Frog Level.
  • George Fork Road.
  • Honeybee Lane in Bradshaw, WV.

Mercer County:

  • A mudslide is completely covering Ingleside Road.
  • There is also a tree down in the roadway on Bob Byrd Road at Wolfe Creek Hollow on U.S. Route 19. One of the two lanes is closed, use caution in that area.
  • Parts of Route 10 are also closed between Matoaka and Spanishburg.
  • Rock River Road at Low Water Bridge.
  • Kale Road at Low Water Bridge.
  • Ada Road.
  • Hales Gap Road
  • Happy Hollow Road
  • Grace Branch Road

Wyoming County:

  • Brooks Hollow Road.
  • Indian Creek Road.
  • Brier Creek.

UPDATE: 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 (WVNS) —

Raleigh County:

  • The Beaver Volunteer Fire Department is on the scene of a possible bridge collapse in Daniels, WV near the Raleigh Center, a nursing home. High water is washing away the bridge which serves as the only access to and from the facility.
    • The Director of the Raleigh County Emergency Services is on the scene. They are working to establish a temporary road on the back side of the property. They are also working to shelter employees.
    • The site will be reevaluated once the rain calms down.
  • The Beaver Volunteer Fire Department is also evacuating people living on Violet Lane in Beaver, WV.

Fayette County:

  • A mud slide is reported in the Prince area on Route 41. The Division of Highways is on the scene to evaluate the road.
Indian Creek, Wyoming County

Wyoming County:

  • Portions of Indian Creek Road are impassable
  • Steeles Hollow Road in Hanover, WV is also impassable

Greenbrier County:

  • The Monroe Draft Tunnel in Caldwell, WV is closed.
  • Harts Run Tunnel in Ronceverte, WV is closed.

McDowell County:

  • U.S. 52 at WV Route 16 – Both lanes are closed due to high water. The closure is in the area of the Welch Underpass.

Mercer County:

  • Rt. 112 intersection of Country Girl Road and Ingleside Road (rockslide)
  • Athens Road, Princeton (high water)
  • U.S. 52, Pinnacle View, (rocks)
  • Stafford and Ingleside Road, Princeton (high water)
  • Stafford and Brick Street, Princeton (high water)
  • Rogers and Crotty Street, Princeton (high water)

Drivers are urged to use caution, and never drive through high water.


UPDATE: 12:30p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020

Route 103 in Gary. McDowell County is closed. Traffic is being diverted through Wall Street and Powerhouse. There is also flooding reported near Gary Bantam.

UPDATE: 11:00a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020

Dispatchers in Greenbrier County tell us high water has been reported across the county. Emergency Management officials urge motorists to use caution on the roadways.

Dispatchers advise roads in the Eastgulf area of Raleigh County are closed due to high water. We’re told Whitby Road near the 1200 block is also completely under water. Drivers should find an alternate route.

Dispatcher told us high water has been reported throughout McDowell County. Drivers should use caution while traveling.

Mercer County:

  • Rt. 112 intersection of Country Girl Road and Ingleside Road (rockslide)
  • Athens Road, Princeton (high water)
  • U.S. 52, Pinnacle View, (rocks)
  • Stafford and Ingleside Road, Princeton (high water)
  • Stafford and Brick Street, Princeton (high water)
  • Rogers and Crotty Street, Princeton (high water)

Monroe County:

  • U.S. 219 north of Peterstown (high water)
  • U.S. 219, Rock Camp (high water)

Tazewell County:
— Mill Creek
— Allegheany Street, Richlands
— Baptist Valley Road
— Fairground Road, Tazewell
— Thomas Street, Bishop
— Church House Hollow, Bishop
As of 9:00a.m. dispatchers confirmed the Richlands Police Department is open as a temporary shelter.

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