HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Huntington was in the path of a flooding rain Friday evening.

The water rose quickly and flooded streets throughout the city including the city’s viaducts.

Huntington police officers said 3rd, 5th and 7th avenues were all impassable.

The city sent out a message on Twitter at about 7:30 p.m., “Public Works crews have yet to make it to all severely flooded areas w/ barricades. Please DO NOT drive through high water.”

High water was also reported along U.S. Route 60 in Barboursville Friday evening and in Kenova. 

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  • Dumb Liberals

    Did the c***roaches drown?

  • Raging Moderate

    I figure the residents of Huntington don't want to pay higher fees, which is the same thing as taxes, only it's called a fee. Not saying its right or wrong, just saying that's probably the reason. I live in Charleston and the only time I'm in Huntington is when I go to the occasional Herd game or when I go to the Waffle House.

    • Aaron

      If you want the services, you have to pay the fees.

  • Dumb Liberals

    Can cockroaches swim?

  • David

    It's Huntington .... Who cares..

  • Aaron

    Huntington been dealing with their storm water for years, mostly due to inaction. I know the current administration has been trying to get a storm water fee passed but it has been opposed by Huntington residents. The pictures above are the result. The scary part is that some of Huntington's storm water drains share pipe lines with sewage run off so the high water could contain sewage from back flooding. Why residents are opposed to fixing their problem is baffling to me.

    • Marion

      The reason is $$$$$. ! With all of the oil & gas revenue coming into WV it should help pay for it . Oh my! What did I say ?! All those dollars filling pockets under the table for sure! The state is bringing in millions from the oil & gas industry . Not down your way but up here in north central wv it's everywhere . Up here if you don't have a job you don't want to work !

      • Aaron

        Huntington residents have been putting off upgrading their storm water system for decades and now the suggestion is for someone else to pay for the residents inability to manage their own city. That sounds like Danny Jones and Charleston.

        I would suggest that a $7.50 fee is not too much to ask of citizens to fix their own problems.

    • Amazed

      More baffling than the "nuisances" of WVU's offense?

      • Aaron

        Nope, it's pretty straight forward. Huntington residents have ignored this issue for decades and as a result, anytime it rains, it floods.

        It's their problem, I believe they should fix it. Do you disagree or is editing your only contribution?

  • MikeC

    The first picture is at 3rd Ave. and 20th St., near the Joan C. Edwards Stadium (and the car is going the wrong way on a one-way street). The second is at 3rd St. and 7th Ave. near the old market area. The last photo is of Chapman's Mortuary on 3rd Ave. across the street from St. Mary's.

    • Stephen

      Car going the "wrong way" may have been directed that way by HPD; they reversed portions of 3rd Ave and 5th Ave due to the high water.

    • John of Wayne

      The 7th Ave. photos look more like the vicinity of 13th St., just east of Neighborgall Construction.