Preston County, others hit by flooding after overnight storms

Monongalia and Preston

Storms early Sunday morning caused flooding across mountain counties in north central West Virginia.

Courtesy: Samantha Stone

Preston County Commissioner Samantha Stone shared pictures of the damage with WBOY, including washed out portions of road on Route 50, Aurora Pike and Salt Luck Road.

Courtesy: Samantha Stone

Stone said the Cheat River also breached the Rowlesburg Park, rising more than three feet above the point where the park goes under water.

Courtesy: Samantha Stone

Stone said the county was already under a state of emergency for its roads, and she’s worried the damage will make it even harder for the county to recover.

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