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Flash Flood Watch from TUE 08/31/2021 – 2:00 PM EDT until WED 09/01/2021 – 2:00 PM EDT

Action Recommended

Avoid the subject event as per the instructions

Issued By

Charleston – WV, US, National Weather Service

Affected Area

Wayne County

Description

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON… The Flash Flood Watch continues for Portions of northeast Kentucky, southeast Ohio, southwest Virginia and West Virginia, including the following areas, in northeast Kentucky, Boyd, Carter, Greenup and Lawrence KY. In southeast Ohio, Athens, Gallia, Jackson OH, Lawrence OH, Meigs, Morgan, Perry, Vinton and Washington. In southwest Virginia, Buchanan and Dickenson. In West Virginia, Barbour, Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Jackson WV, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, McDowell, Mingo, Northwest Fayette, Northwest Nicholas, Northwest Pocahontas, Northwest Raleigh, Northwest Randolph, Northwest Webster, Pleasants, Putnam, Ritchie, Roane, Southeast Fayette, Southeast Nicholas, Southeast Pocahontas, Southeast Raleigh, Southeast Randolph, Southeast Webster, Taylor, Tyler, Upshur, Wayne, Wirt, Wood and Wyoming. From Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon. Heavy rainfall associated with the remnants of Hurricane Ida will impact the area beginning on Tuesday. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are expected to occur through Wednesday afternoon, with locally higher amounts of up to 6 inches possible. These amounts could result in flash flooding, especially in areas that receive the most intense rainfall. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

Beginning Monday, March 16th and running through Mid-October, I-64 will be down to single lane traffic for bridge replacement over Broad Hollow road in Ceredo.

This will impact drivers traveling both interstate and under the bridge on Broad Hollow road. This is a longtime coming and a VERY MUCH needed replacement.

As traffic patterns and changes are given to us, we will relay the information on to you.

Please use caution and reduce your speed. Speeding fines are doubled in construction zones. You will see officers from the Ceredo and Kenova Police Departments as well as the WVSP along I-64 throughout the duration of the construction.

We’re asking everyone to please SLOW DOWN, PAY ATTENTION, and DRIVE LIKE IT’S YOUR FAMILY OUT THERE WORKING. The posted speed limit beginning Monday will be 50 MPH.

Please keep checking both the Ceredo Police Department and Kenova Police Department Facebook pages for details.