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Flooding, accidents reported in Jefferson County

August 21, 2011

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Trees were down and streets flooded Sunday afternoon after a severe thunderstorm went through Jefferson County, pounding the Charles Town/Ranson, W.Va., area, according to Jefferson County Emergency Services.

Two auto accidents were reported during the downpour early Sunday afternoon, a 911 dispatcher said.

At 1:45 p.m., three to four vehicles were involved in an accident on U.S. 340 at W.Va. 230, also known as Shepherdstown Pike, the 911 dispatcher said. At least two people were taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries, he said.

Another accident, involving two vehicles, occurred on North Mildred Street in Ransom and those involved refused to be transported to the hospital, the 911 dispatcher said.

Maple Avenue in Charles Town was closed after the storm, the dispatcher said.

No hail or power outages were reported to 911, he said.

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