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July Flood Damages Top $12M for Roads

Glynis Board
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Flooding in McMechan, W.Va.

Damage totals from July’s flooding in northern and north central West Virginia are continuing to rise.

The state Division of Highways says road damage in 12 counties has reached nearly $13 million.

Marshall and Wetzel Counties both experienced the most damage to infrastructure, topping out at $3.4 and $3.8 million respectively.

Ohio County has also experienced more than $2 million in damage.

The flooding occurred after heavy rains July 28 into July 29.

The totals do not include the destruction to homes and businesses experienced throughout many of those communities.

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