MANNINGTON, W.Va. — More than 30 water rescues have been successfully executed in Marion County since 1:00 a.m. Saturday morning, according to dispatchers at the Marion County 911 Center.
The majority of the water rescues took place in Mannington and Rachel after high waters led to major flooding. U.S. Route 250 is closed in the area. Thus far, no injuries have been reported.
Marion County is one of six counties currently under a State of Emergency.
According to the Division of Highways, the following roads may be closed or be difficult to pass:
- Rt. 73 near Boothsville Apartments is closed
- A tree has blocked Pinchgut Hollow Road at 693.
- Rt. 91 outside of Mannington is also closed.
- There are multiple rock slides reported on CR11/Flaggy Meadow Road
- A rock slide on CR60 near Bentons Ferry Bridge.
- A slide has been reported on 281 at Mr. Zion Road.
- 73/73 North near Boothsville is currently blocked by water.
Dominion Energy is experiencing a loss of service in those areas affected by the flooding. Spokesperson Bob Fulton released the following statement, asking customers not to attempt to restore service themselves:
Due to flooding in several areas, some of Dominion Energy West Virginia customers are experiencing a loss of natural gas service and reporting an odor of gas. Due to high water, crews are having difficulty reaching some of the affected areas. As the waters recede, crews will be able to access the affected areas and restore service. If you have lost service contact Dominion Energy West Virginia. Due to safety concerns, do not attempt to restore your service. Thank you.
Harrison, Monongalia, Wetzel, Ohio, and Marshall counties are all under a similar State of Emergency.
Taylor and Tucker have been added to the State of Emergency.