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UPDATE: Western part of Kanawha County a mess after evening storms

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UPDATE:

The western part of Kanawha County is a mess in some areas following heavy rain and high winds on Wednesday night.

The DOH has been out most of the night picking up fallen trees and debris in South Charleston, Charleston, Cross Lanes, and Dunbar.

Some neighborhoods are still dealing with high water problems, particularly in South Charleston.

Metro 911 has advised drivers to take some extra times on the roads Thursday morning.

AEP has also reported power outages throughout Kanawha County.  Crews are working to fix snapped power lines, but have not given any restoration times.

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UPDATE:

More trees are reported down in the Kanawha City area of Charleston. Several roads are blocked in parts of Kanawha County.

There are also additional reports of accidents, including a semi-truck crash near the Mahan exit in the south lanes of I-77.

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ORIGINAL: 

The heavy rains and thunderstorms are bringing new rounds of flooding and damage to the region. The latest reports of flooding are coming in from downtown Huntington and South Charleston.

High water has forced officials to detour traffic off 5th Avenue in Huntington at 25th Street. More flooding is forcing a detour on 3rd Avenue at 21st Street.

In South Charleston, the worst areas are Spring Hill, where Kanawha County dispatchers reported a tree down and flash flooding.

Water rescues were reported on Doc Bailey Road in the Cross Lanes area of Kanawha County, as well as Smith Creek Road in Tornado.

Keep checking wowktv.com for the latest updates.