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Water rescue reported in Cross Lanes

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Firefighters worked to free two vehicles trapped by floodwaters in Cross Lanes Monday night.

High water was reported along New Goff Mountain Road in Cross Lanes just before 9:20 p.m., Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatchers said. Two drivers tried to traverse the water but got stuck once it reached the cars' doors, dispatchers said. No one was injured and the drivers were able to leave their cars.

The National Weather Service had issued a flash flood warning for Kanawha County until 12:15 a.m. The NWS also issued a flash flood warning for Boone County, northeastern Lincoln County and southeastern Putnam County.

High water was also reported Monday night in Sissonville, Dunbar and South Charleston areas, Kanawha County Manager Jennifer Sayre said in a news release.   

The Kanawha County Emergency Management Twitter account also reported that water was covering Doc Bailey Road in Cross Lanes. Drivers were advised to find an alternative route or to wait until the water receded.

High water was also reported on Childress Road and Greenview Road in Alum Creek and at 4100 Washington Street West, near the intersection with Roxalana Road in the Dunbar area.  

By about 10:30 p.m., the emergency management account said that reports of high water were beginning to slow, but that emergency officials would continue to monitor the situation.


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