Heavy Rain Triggers Flooding in Fayette County Town

Oak Hill, WV (WOAY-TV): Bursts of heavy rain on Sunday triggered flash flooding in Montgomery.

Heavy rain earlier washed sediment onto Cannelton Hollow Road. The Stormwatch 4 weather team was in Montgomery during the aftermath of the flooding.

Mud and rocks were washed onto both Cannelton Hollow and Deep Water Mountain Road on Sunday. Earlier in the day, the Montgomery Fire Department reported a foot and a half of water on Cannelton Hollow Road. It was clear to see nearby Smithers Creek was swollen from all the runoff from nearby hillsides.

Doppler radar estimated 2 to 4 inches of rain while a nearby report in Montgomery confirmed 2.91 inches. Northern Fayette County was the bull’s eye for the heaviest rain in the region with similar totals.

While the river basins such as the Kanawa River saw a spike in levels this afternoon, no flooding was observed, and levels will only drop through Monday morning.

The heavy rain was part of a frontal system that is bringing a return to cooler, less humid weather to start the new week.

Braden Petry has the latest forecast:

Braden’s July 9 Weather Forecast & Storm Watch Flood Story – YouTube

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