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Heavy Rainfall, Snow Cause Widespread Road Closures


Heavy rainfall over the past few days has lead to road closures in many areas around the state, including roads in Berkeley, Braxton, Boone, Clay, Kanawha, Mason, Putnam, Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mingo, Wayne, Roane, Wood, Harrison, Marion, Marshall, Ohio, Tyler, Upshur, Randolph, Nicholas counties.

Update: Monday, December 9, 2013 at 10:55 a.m.

The Department of Transportation reports that new closures are in effect in Lincoln and Raleigh counties, and dangerous conditions in Mercer County have caused many closures there as well.

Update: Monday, December 9, 2013 at 8:53 a.m.

Plymale Branch in Wayne County has been reopened and new road closures are being reported in Cabell, Lincoln, and Wayne counties.

For more info, please see the latest report from the Department of Transportation.

Update: Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 9:08 a.m.

Roads closures remain in effect around the state, although some roadways have been reopened in Kanawha and Randolph counties. For the latest, please check information from the state Department of Transportation, released at 7:00 a.m. Sunday. 

Update: Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 2:55 p.m.

Douglas Grove in Berkeley County has been added to the list of roads closed around the state. Haines Branch in Kanawha County and Carpenter Fork Rd. in Braxton County have been reopened.

For the latest list of road closures and reopenings, please visit the West Virginia Department of Transportation's list, which was released at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Original Story Published: Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 12:58 p.m.

The West Virginia Division of Transportation has compiled a list of all roads closed as of 9:20 a.m. Saturday.

For accident reports and other travel-related updates, be sure to check WV511.org. 

A native of Washington, West Virginia, Dave Mistich joined West Virginia Public Broadcasting in October of 2012, as the Charleston Reporter. After bouncing around a variety of newsroom roles at WVPB, he now focuses on state-level politics and government, as well as breaking news. Dave plays on the world's best-worst softball team, Chico's Bail Bonds. He can be reached via email at dmistich@wvpublic.org and you can follow him on Twitter @davemistich.

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