Watching Rivers After Rain

Emergency officials are keeping an eye on the Greenbrier, Potomac and Cheat rivers.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Greenbrier River at Alderson from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning.

In the Eastern Panhandle, a flood warning is in effect for the Potomac River at Paw Paw and the South Branch of the Potomac near Springfield through Thursday morning. The South Branch of the Potomac near Petersburg is under a flood warning through Wednesday afternoon.

The Cheat River at Rowlesburg in Preston County is under a flood warning until Wednesday evening.

A flood watch that had been in effect for the Ohio River at Wheeling and Moundsville through Friday afternoon has been canceled.

Small creeks left their banks Tuesday in parts of West Virginia after heavy rains moved across the state. No injuries or major problems were reported.

Burlington Volunteer Fire Department Chief Randy Henderson says two families living in a trailer along State Route 220 were evacuated after Mill Creek left its banks.

High water also was reported in Greenbrier, Marshall, Ohio, Hampshire, Hardy, Pendleton and Pocahontas counties.

A flood warning for Marshall County remains in effect until 1:30 p.m.


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