Some Monongalia County schools dismiss early Friday due to storm

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Rainfall forced early dismissal of some Monongalia County schools on Friday, but MECCA 911 director Jim Smith reports very few flood-related issues.

Clay-Battelle Middle School, Clay-Battelle High School dismissed at 10:30 a.m. and students from the Mason Dixon Elementary were released at 11:30 a.m.

Smith said early Friday morning there was a report of water over Route 7 in the Blacksville area, but the DOH responded to open a ditch to allow the water to runoff.

“It was reported that the ditches were plugged, so DOH was notified and I believe they went out and opened that ditch up,” Smith said.

Rainfall totals are varying greatly over the region, according to Smith.

“I believe out in the western end of Monongalia County they got a little bit more and over in Preston County I believe they got a little bit more,” Smith said.

Some areas in Preston County have reported two inches or more of rain and gauges at the Morgantown Municipal Airport showed about 1.3 inches as of 8 a.m. Friday.

The flood watch remains in place until 8 a.m. Saturday.

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