MIDDLEBOURNE, W.Va. -- All public schools in Tyler County were closed Tuesday because of high water on roadways.
County Office of Emergency Management director Tom Cooper said the high water prevented buses from safely traveling in rural areas of the county. Cooper said no damage had been reported Tuesday afternoon.
Around 5 p.m. at least a half a dozen back roads were still closed in places because of high water, a Tyler County sheriff's dispatcher said. At that time, schools had not been canceled for Wednesday.
Minor flooding also was reported in Doddridge, Harrison and Ritchie counties following overnight rains. No injuries were reported.
Around 5 p.m., a Doddridge County sheriff's dispatcher said the floodwaters had mostly subsided. A Harrison County dispatcher said around 5 p.m. the department was not aware of any continuing flooding problems.
In Ritchie County, an emergency dispatcher said flash flooding occurred in the Ellensboro and Pennsboro areas early Tuesday, but most of the water had receded by Tuesday afternoon. A shelter was set up at the Pennsboro Volunteer Fire Department.