By CLYDE FORD
Staff Writer, Charles Town
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The sky was sunny Thursday, but the rain of recent days sent the Shenandoah River and Opequon Creek spilling out of their banks, officials said.
The National Weather Service canceled a flood warning for the Opequon Creek after it crested at about 5 p.m. Thursday at 12 feet, then immediately began to recede, said NWS meteorologist Phil Poole.
The flood stage on the Opequon Creek in Martinsburg, W.Va., is 10 feet.
The creek measured 8.9 feet at 7 p.m., he said.
The high water followed two days of heavy rain and melting snow. No more rain is expected until Tuesday or Wednesday, Poole said. By then, the rivers should be back to normal, he said.