PARKERSBURG-Several roads in Washington County were closed Wednesday after heavy rainfall, while roads also were covered with water in Parkersburg.
Although Wednesday's rain is expected to give way to clearer skies, rain is expected to linger through today.
Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks said six roads in the county were closed Wednesday because of high water. They were Catch Creek Road in Lowell, Ohio 440 Bear Creek Road, Ohio 8814 at Veto, the intersection of Luke Chute and Milner roads in Waterford Township, Oxbow Road at Veto and the intersection of Warren Chapel Road at Grindstone Drive at Coffman.
Heavy rain caused some high water on Wednesday.
Despite the rain no roads were closed in Wood County. A dispatcher at the Wood County Central Telecommunications Center said high water on a roadway was reported in one area. College Parkway had water flowing over the road, but it was not closed, he said.
Signs warning of high water were posted on College Parkway, the dispatcher said.
In Parkersburg, a number of roads had high water but no closings were reported. Standing water was seen at the intersection of Emerson and Murdoch avenues and Lakeview Drive.
Photo by Jess Mancini
Pond Run in front of the River City Tavern and Grill along Murdoch Avenue went over its banks late Wednesday afternoon after a heavy downpour. Water covered part of the parking lot and extended upstream in the yards next to the restaurant.
Photo by Jeffrey Saulton
A lone car drives through standing water on College Parkway in Parkersburg after all-day rain Wednesday caused the road and others in the area to be covered by water.
Pond Run overflowed its banks at the River City Tavern and Grill along Murdoch Avenue, covering part of the restaurant's parking lot and yards of nearby houses.
Tom Mazza, lead forecaster for the National Weather Service in Charleston, said the steady rain seen in Mid-Ohio Valley Wednesday will be light rain or drizzle today.
However, the rain ushered in cooler weather,.
"The temperatures will be down to the 40s and they will stay in that range for the entire day; we are now seeing cooler nights and warm days," Mazza said. "On Friday the lows will dip down to the upper 30s and Saturday could be the first frost in the outlying areas around Parkersburg."
Mazza said highs will reach back up into the 50s on Sunday.
"Next week could be a warming trend although more cool air will be coming in," he said.
Surrounding counties in West Virginia reported they had no roads closed or flooded.