Preston County officials assess flood damage


Heavy rains quickly turned into flash floods late Saturday night into Sunday morning leaving behind devastating damage to multiple secondary roads and bridges throughout Preston County.

“Flash flooding like this truly impacts communities that are never truly prepared for it and what is kind of disheartening as county commissioners is, we’ve been working extremely hard for to try to get our governor to give the attention that we need to our roads here in preston county, so a lot of our roads are that are already deteriorating, our secondary roads and such are continuing to fall apart,” said Preston County Commissioner, Samantha Stone .

Preston County has been under a state of emergency since April of 2018 due to deteriorating road conditions and now residents are forced to deal with aftermath of this flood that has damaged roads even more.

Areas that received the most amount of flooding include, Salt Lick Road, Aurora Pike, Route 50, and parts of Rowlesburg.

Officials encourage residents to use caution when traveling through these areas and to inform them of damages caused by the floods.

Governor Jim Justice released a list of counties under a state of emergency Sunday night but did not include Preston County despite the amount of devastating damage.

Stay with 12 News as we continue to update this story.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Link to 12 things you need to know page

WBOY 12 News Facebook Page

Trending Stories