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Elkview, Pinch hit hard by storms traveling through Kanawha County

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A storm moved through Kanawha County Thursday evening, leaving high water and downed trees in its path.

This particular storm hit the Elkview and Pinch area of Kanawha County hard. 

Workers with the Division of Highway said this is another example of why folks need to slow down after these storms hit.

"We're trying to help people," said Division of Highway employee, Terry Goodwin.

A section of Pennsylvania Avenue had flooded.  The cause was a clogged drain pipe.  That drain belonged to a homeowner, and the water was rising quickly.

Goodwin said,  "These driveways pipes, we can't replace them.  That's up to the landowner.  We can't replace them, and that's a big problem."

A tree had fallen on New Hope Road in Pinch.  It caused some traffic issues. 

Another roadway flooded on North Pinch Road, the cause was another clogged drain pipe.

Goodwin has some advice for people who choose to drive during or after storms.  

"I just wish they'd slow down when they see us on the side of the road with the lights flashing," Goodwin said. 

It is recommended that you do not drive through flooded roadways.  

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