UPDATE (3:32 p.m., Feb. 18, 2023): Around 2:10 p.m., Ona Volunteer Fire Department said floodwaters have significantly lowered at Yates Crossing on Prichard Road.

(Photo from OVFD)

OVFD said drivers should remain cautious when going through areas with some remaining water.

“It has gone down quite a bit in an hour, I drove through this in my Acadia, and I felt safe about doing so,” an OVFD firefighter said on Facebook. “I could see the road and yellow lines underneath, just be careful.”

UPDATE (2:09 p.m., Feb. 18, 2023): Crews were out in rescue boats on Saturday morning as floodwater recedes from roads in Ona, West Virginia.

Ona Volunteer Fire Department (OVFD) said Howells Mill Road and Prichard Road were flooded around 8:37 a.m. on Saturday. Fire officials posted a Facebook update with photos showing time comparisons of water levels on the roadways.

OVFD is still warning drivers to not go through any high water.

ONA, WV (WOWK) — Ona Volunteer Fire Department (OVFD) said floodwater is receding from several roads in the area, but they are still warning drivers to be patient and not go through high water.

At 8:37 a.m. on Saturday, firefighters said Howells Mill Road was flooded up to the railroad bridge. They also said Prichard Road was flooded at that time, and that they witnessed some full-sized vehicles going through the water. Yates Crossing was fine to drive through at that time, OVFD said.

At 9:20 a.m., firefighters posted photos of flooding on Prichard Road at the Ona Speedway entrance just before Big Cabell Creek Road.

By 10:02 a.m., crews were doing water rescues on Big Cabell Creek.

Around 11:30 a.m., firefighters posted photos showing that the water is starting to slowly recede from the roadways.

Crews are still asking drivers to remain cautious and not go through any water.

“… we do not recommend driving through any water. With that being said, if you have a medical emergency, please contact 911. If you are safe and staying warm, we ask that you stay home, avoiding additional harm or danger to those rescue teams that would be assisting.”