Across the regions, dispatchers are reporting only a slight increase in rivers and creeks, with the exception of Greenbrier and Fayette counties.

However, all of the counties southern West Virginia are under a flood watch. 

In Fayette County, small streams and creeks started overflowing their banks early Wednesday. The National Weather Service in Charleston is reporting flooding issues along Glade Creek and the Thurmond area around the New River.

Heavy showers and melting snow are causing the flooding, according to the NWS's website.

The Greenbrier River has surpassed the flood stage of 10 feet. Around 6 a.m. the river was at 10.15 feet and swelling, the NWS reported. It predicted the river will crest at 11 feet.

Weak to moderate flooding is expected in the  communities of Alderson and Marlinton. In Marlinton, the river is expected to crest one foot above flood state. In Alderson it is expected to crest at .5 feet above flood state, the NWS predicted.

— Daniel Tyson

 

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