The Kanawha County Office of Emergency Services sent out an alert at about 9:30 p.m. Friday, urging drivers to not attempt to drive through high water reported throughout the county.
The Division of Highways ran out of "high water" signs before 7 p.m. Friday, according to a Metro 911 dispatcher.
In Chelyan, residents of Chelyan Village Apartments were trapped inside their building by rising water. Metro 911 said the water had nearly risen to the top of some of the apartments' front doors.
Also Friday, emergency dispatchers reported a minor rockslide on Paint Creek Road in Kanawha County.
Three people got their cars stuck in high water along West Dupont Avenue in Belle and along Second Avenue in Handley Friday evening, according to Metro 911.
The 600 block of Campbells Creek Road also was flooded.
DOH spokeswoman Carrie Bly said the high water began cutting off roads as early as noon, including Crab Creek Road in Mason County, Grove's Creek Road in Clay County and Dutch Hollow Road in Kanawha County.
Those three roads were reopened to traffic by 3 p.m.
By Friday evening, high water was reported in Pratt, St. Albans, Cabin Creek, Marmet, Institute and other areas of Kanawha County.
At about 9:30 p.m., Elk River Road at Cobb Avenue was shut down for several hours because of downed power lines.
Camp Creek and Mud River roads in Boone County also were closed, according to the state Department of Transportation.
Students in Clay and Roane counties were dismissed early Friday because of high water.
Dunbar city officials canceled their Christmas Parade, scheduled for Friday evening, and Point Pleasant postponed its parade until 6 p.m. Monday. Dunbar's parade was rescheduled for 7 p.m. on Dec. 13.