The worst is over

The Greenbrier River at will crest well below flood stage.
The Greenbrier River at Marlinton will crest well below flood stage.

According to Pocahontas County Emergency Management Director Michael O’Brien, the National Weather Service in Charleston predicts an 11-foot crest on the Greenbrier River at Buckeye.
The river raised from three feet this morning to 10.67 feet at 12:45 p.m. As of 2 p.m., it had begun to drop.

Knapps Creek has stabilized, as well.
The rain will move out of the county this afternoon.
All roads are passable with the exception of Rt. 84 between Frost and the Virginia line. The Department of Highways is removing debris at this time and expects to have the road open later this afternoon.
Rt. 39 between Marlinton and Huntersville is one lane in places.

Heavy rain moved into the county yesterday evening, and continued throughout the night and early morning.
O’Brien said the hardest hit area was along Rt. 84 at Frost.
Dunmore, Minnehaha Springs and Cheat Mountain were inundated, as well.
Eight and a half inches of rain was reported in the 24-hour period in one area of Dunmore, with another resident reporting six and a half inches of rain from midnight to 5 a.m.

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