Wind - Flood Advisories Issued For Southeast Ohio

WOUB Staff Writer
Atish Baidya

Updated Fri, Feb 21, 2014 5:39 pm

UPDATE 5:33 p.m. Hundreds of people in Ohio and West Virginia are still without power Friday evening after high winds and rain moved through the area in the morning.

According to AEP Ohio's outage map, 144 customers are without power in Muskingum county, 110 in Guernsey county and 754 customers in Belmont county.

In West Virginia, 145 customers in Cabell county and 317 in Wayne county.

The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for a number of counties in the area, including Pike, Scioto and Hocking counties. For a complete list of watches and warnings from the NWS click here.

UPDATE 10:50 a.m. Hundreds of people are without power across the region after high winds and rain moved through the area early Friday morning.

According to AEP Ohio's outage map, 193 customers in Scioto County don't have electricity.  In West Virginia, Appalachian Power reports more than 1,000 customers in Wayne County don't have power.  Customers in Cabell, Putnam, and Mason counties are also experiencing outages.

The rain coupled with melting snow is causing travel problems as well.  Officials with Athens County say the following roads are closed because of flooding:

  • CR 18-Potter Road, Ames TWP
  • CR 109- Beebe Road, Rome TWP
  • CR 4- Glen Ebon Road, York TWP
  • Bern Twp Road618- Brucker Lane
  • CR 31- Oakdale Road, Trimble
  • CR 19 Hebbardsville Road, Alexander TWP
  • CR 58-Frost Road, Rome TWP
  • CR 38- Sand Rock Road, Bern TWP
  • CR 1- Carbondale Road, Waterloo TWP
  • CR 49- Joy Road, Bern TWP
  • CR 44-Bucks Lake Road, Lodi
  • CR 37 Taylor Ridge Road-closed one lane, Trimble TWP

The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for Hocking, Licking, and Pickaway counties.  For a complete list of watches and warnings from the NWS click here.

For updated road conditions click here.

A wind advisory was issued by the National Weather Service for most of Ohio Friday as high winds whipped across Southeast Ohio during the early morning hours.

A flood advisory was issued for some counties west of Athens as suddenly melting snow and rains dumped water into streams and area rivers.

The wind advisory was posted through 4 p.m.

Scattered tree and power line damage could occur and light-weight objects could be blown onto roads.

The flood advisory was issued for fewer counties in the region and was set to expire early Friday morning.

Those counties in the flood advisory area were:

Fairfield, Franklin, Hocking, Licking, Madison, Pickaway, Union, Champaign, Clark, Hardin and Logan.

The high winds during the night blew a barn down in Delaware County and in West Virginia a roof was blown off a church in Huntington.

S.R. 140 in Jackson County was closed when a tree fell onto the roadway taking down power lines.

One lane of the road was reopened shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday night.

Other roads in central Ohio were closed by high water.