Heavy rains lead to area flooding

Many areas throughout Lewis County, fills with water from heavy rains last week. [Submitted photo]

After an already wet week, Lewis County experienced more flooding after some heavy rain on Thursday, Sept. 27. Water rose across the county and many roads became impassable.
Jane Lew also experienced the heavy rain and flooding, which caused the Jane Lew Park to flood for what was the second time this year. According to Jane Lew mayor, Ruth Straley, none of the buildings at the park complex were affected during this round of flooding.
The park had previously experienced a major flood back in April of this year, during which the park was completely submerged causing major damages resulting in the park being close for over a week.
One local meteorologist spoke about the rainy weather last week, saying that Weston received around 2 inches of rain on Thursday, added to the already wet ground and rising streams and rivers. The West Fork River in Weston crested just under 16 feet during the flooding last week.
For the West Fork River anything above 17 feet  is considered minor flooding, 23 feet is considered moderate flooding, and 25 feet and above is considered to be major flooding.
Many streets throughout the county were either closed or impassible on Thursday evening and night due to the high waters, but were opened back up by Friday Morning. Luckily no major property damage was reported.

Many areas throughout Lewis County, fills with water from heavy rains last week. [Submitted photo]


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