Eastern Panhandle waters expected back in banks by mid-week

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va.¬†—¬†Days of heavy rain caused some issues for water ways in the Eastern Panhandle, but it wasn’t as bad as some had feared.

Jefferson County Homeland Security and Emergency Management PIO Brandon Vallee said that while rivers and streams did reach flood stage, none of them crested as high as some had feared.

Weather forecasters were concerned the river could crest well above flood stage in places like Harpers Ferry.

Vallee said the area saw a lot of tourists this weekend, with some even coming out to see the swollen river.

He said it would have been a different scene if the river had gone as high as expected.

Vallee said the waters are already receding today.

He anticipates the river will be back within its banks by mid-week.





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