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REPORTS: Flooding Wreaks Havoc Across Ohio Valley as Snow Tracks Northeast

As of 6:00 p.m. CST Wednesday, this blog is no longer active. Archived reports from the storm can be seen below. The latest updates on the storm can be found here.


A storm sending an onslaught of snow, ice and rain across a 1,500-mile stretch from the Central states into the Northeast has caused flooding and travel delays on Wednesday.

Widespread flooding problems have been reported as homes were evacuated and roadways were closed in Kentucky, West Virginia and into Pennsylvania.

Sleet and snow is progressing eastward across the southern Plains, northern Texas, mid-Mississippi Valley and Ohio Valley, according to AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski. This will continue to be the trend through the overnight hours, he added.

In the mid-Atlantic, rain and sleet will change to snow late Wednesday night with the worst conditions coming during the day on Thursday, Sosnowski said.


UPDATES: (All times are listed in CST)

5:40 p.m. Wednesday CST:

5:09 p.m. Wednesday CST:

5 p.m. Wednesday CST: Flooding is disrupting travel in southwestern Virginia.

4:58 p.m. Wednesday CST:

4:52 p.m. Wednesday CST:

4:11 p.m. Wednesday CST:

3:47 p.m. Wednesday CST: Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has declared a State of Emergency in preparation for winter weather expected to move through the state. The State of Emergency will begin at midnight Thursday.

3:21 p.m. Wednesday CST: More than 2,000 Oncor customers are without power in Texas, the utility reports.

3:16 p.m. Wednesday CST: Severe flooding in Greene County, Pennsylvania.

2:39 p.m. Wednesday CST: Parking bans are being put in place in communities throughout Rhode Island.

2:22 p.m. Wednesday CST: A look at the current road conditions across Oklahoma.

2:16 p.m. Wednesday CST:

1:45 p.m. Wednesday CST:

1:33 p.m. Wednesday CST:

1:29 p.m. Wednesday CST: Wintry weather continues to move through Fayetteville, Arkansas.

1:14 p.m. Wednesday CST:

12:55 p.m. Wednesday CST:

12:47 p.m. Wednesday CST: Thundersleet was reported in Dudley, Missouri, as the storm continues to pound the region making for slippery roads.

12:43 p.m. Wednesday CST: Snow creating hazardous highway travel in Boonville, Indiana:

12:38 p.m. Wednesday CST: Multiple vehicles were trapped on flooded streets in Ravenna, Kentucky, local emergency management reports. One business and three homes are also flooded with numerous roads closed throughout Estill County.

12:33 p.m. Wednesday CST: Ice jams are occurring along the Youghiogheny River near McKeesport, Pennsylvania.

12:23 p.m. Wednesday CST: Flooding has overtaken parts of Route 80 near Tamcliff, West Virginia:

Post by Hope Holt.

12:00 p.m. Wednesday CST: A mudslide pushed a double-wide mobile home off its foundation in Pikeville, Kentucky, local emergency management reports.

11:57 a.m. Wednesday CST: Five roads are closed due to flooding in Russell County, Virginia, as rain continues to invade the area.

11:54 a.m. Wednesday CST: For detailed information on the path of the storm, watch the latest edition of AccuWeather LIVE:

11:40 a.m. Wednesday CST: Due to low clouds, inbound flights to Newark International Airport are subject to delays up to 38 minutes and Philadelphia International Airport up to 75 minutes.

11:33 a.m. Wednesday CST:

11:18 a.m. Wednesday CST:

11:10 a.m. WednesdayCST: Nearly 950 flights have been canceled nationwide, according to FlightStats. Another 1,800 have been delayed.

11:00 a.m. Wednesday CST: Flooding reported in Pike County, Kentucky:

10:58 a.m. Wednesday CST:

10:53 a.m. Wednesday CST: Flooding has closed an area bridge in Morgantown, West Virginia.

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10:44 a.m. Wednesday CST: The Virginia Department of Transportation NoVa District reports that 3,800 trucks have been called into the region ahead of the brunt of the storm. Motorists are asked to plan ahead for any travel.

10:42 a.m. Wednesday CST: Flooding reported in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia:

Post by Krista Baker - WBOY 12 News.

10:36 a.m. Wednesday CST: The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department reports that road conditions in the northwest area of the state are rapidly deteriorating due to snow and ice. Motorists are urged to use caution.

10:27 a.m. Wednesday CST: Flooding reported in Summerhill Borough, Pennsylvania, according to local station WTAJ.

Post by WTAJ-TV.

10:22 a.m. Wednesday CST:

10:13 a.m. Wednesday CST: Two ice jams reported along Kings Creek in Hancock County, West Virginia, according to local emergency management.

10:05 a.m. Wednesday CST: Due to flooding, a dozen mobile homes were evacuated between Brookhaven and Cheat Lake, West Virginia. Water was reported to be 5 feet high according to the National Weather Service.

10:01 a.m. Wednesday CST:

9:45 a.m. Wednesday CST: Flooding in Monroe County, Ohio:

9:41 a.m. Wednesday CST: Appalachian Power reports that 876 customers are without power across West Virginia as rain batters the region. An additional 1,515 MonPower customers are without power throughout the state.

9:22 a.m. Wednesday CST:

8:52 a.m. Wednesday CST: Emergency Management in Preston County, West Virginia, reports that flooding has closed several roads, and multiple homes have been evacuated due to flooding.

8:36 a.m. Wednesday CST: The National Weather Service in Springfield, Missouri, is reporting heavy snow falling over the area.

8:26 a.m. Wednesday CST:

8:15 a.m. Wednesday CST: With additional rain slamming areas where previous ice and snow accumulation is melting, widespread flooding is reported like on this street in Corydon, Indiana.