Flooding closes W.Va. roadways
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - High water closed portions of four roads in Jefferson County Wednesday as officials waited for the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers to crest today.
Sections of Bloomery Road, Dutch Hill Road, Ann Lewis Road and John Rissler Road were under water and closed off, fire officials said. They were expected to remain under water today.
The Shenandoah River was expected to crest this morning over the banks at 15 to 16 feet, according to a National Weather Service forecast. The flood stage there is 13.5 feet. The river measured 12.8 feet at Millville, W.Va., on Wednesday afternoon.