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FLOOD WARNING: Watch-for-high-water; River still rising, turn around if water over road

FLOOD WARNING: Watch-for-high-water; River still rising, turn around if water over road

April 16, 2018

UPDATE 11:12 a.m. from National Weather Service in Charleston:

* Flood Warning for the Buckhannon River Near Buckhannon.
* until further notice…or until the warning is canceled.
* At 10:45 AM Monday the stage was 23.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 23.0 feet.
* the river will continue to crest around 24.6 feet late this afternoon and then fall to below flood stage by late this evening.
* At stages near 24.0 feet…Portions of Cleveland Avenue and Wood Street Flood.
Sections of Route 20 South and North of Town start to flood.
* A crest near 24.6 feet compares to a previous crest of 23.7 feet on February 17, 2018.

BUCKHANNON, WV: The City of Buckhannon is currently under a flood warning, both from small streams and river flooding. Areas prone to flooding may be underwater.

Jay Hollen, City Engineer, advises:

“Currently, water is across Wood Street near the Water Treatment Plant the Wood Street / Ritchie Street intersection.

As of 9:45 a.m., the water level of the Buckhannon River at the Hall Road Gaging Station is 22.63’.  Minor flooding may occur at 23.00’ and moderate flooding may occur at 25.00’

Unfortunately, there are no maximum water level projections at this time.”

You may find a link to the current conditions, including river stage at the City of Buckhannon’s website: http://buckhannonwv.org/residents/flood-information/. If you encounter high water across a road, remember to “turn around, don’t drown.”

Contact: callie.csams@buckhannonwv.org