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Drenching downpour brings flash floods to Ohio Valley


The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register

Drivers travel through water on W.Va. 2 near the Warwood Shopping Center late Thursday.
(Intelligencer photo by Scott McCloskey)

WHEELING, W.Va. — Emergency officials found themselves busy with area flooding in creeks, streams, and even streets in the city of Wheeling, Thursday night, while the potential for the Ohio River to overflow this weekend concerns those in both West Virginia and Ohio.

Most recent data from the National Weather Service indicates the river at Wheeling and Moundsville will crest at flood stage sometime from 3-6 p.m. Saturday.

The heaviest rains were expected Thursday night through today, and these had forced the closing of a number of Ohio County roads by 8 p.m. Thursday.

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