CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A second round of rainfall hit the flood-ravaged Spencer area Tuesday, causing some more flooding in an area hit hard last week.
U.S. 119 near Roane County High School was closed due to high water that washed away part of the roadway, according to a Roane County 911 dispatcher. Water was two or three feet deep on the highway.
U.S. 33 near Boggs Fork was closed by high water, but was reopened around noon, according to the state Department of Transportation. W.Va. 36 near Vandale Fork and County Route 40 in Spencer were also closed by high water, according to the DOT.
High water was reported on several secondary roads as well, the dispatcher said, but the water seemed to have receded by 11 a.m.
Goff Run remained impassable in the evening because of a washed-out culvert. The dispatcher said six people were rescued by the West Virginia National Guard from a mobile home surrounded by water on Steel Hollow.
Dispatchers started getting calls about 9 a.m. about runoff causing localized flooding. The dispatcher said a couple of houses on Pike Street in Spencer were briefly flooded, and water backed up across Arnoldsburg Road.
Crews drained water off those roadways and many were expected to reopen Tuesday night, Spencer Mayor Terry Williams said.
Tuesday afternoon, Williams and emergency workers met with Federal Emergency Management Agency personnel, who were beginning an initial damage assessment.