West Virginia Public Broadcasting Published

UPDATED: Amid Rising Waters, Road Closures and High Water Warnings Issued Across W.Va.


Updated 2:50 p.m. Feb. 19th:

20 counties across West Virginia have been included in a West Virginia Department of Transportation report issued Monday warning drivers about roads that are closed due to high water.

According to the report, the following counties have been affected: Wood, Mason, Putnam, Cabell, Lincoln, Mingo, Wayne, Jackson, Pleasants, Marion, Preston, Taylor, Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Ohio, Wetzel, Webster, McDowell and Mercer.

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice declared a state of emergency early Saturday, Feb. 17, for all 55 counties in response to flooding and rising rivers.