Members of the Spencer-Roane VFD on alert, Chief Rob Miller
High water closed most roads leading out of Spencer yesterday and caused
Roane County schools to be closed. Flood water from Spring Creek spilled
out of banks in the flood prone Alvord section of the town, entering several
dwellings and submerging vehicles.
Rainfall during the night ran off ground which was already soaked by melting
snow, causing a Flash Flood Warning to be issued across the region and
parts of West Virginia.
Cars and trucks submerged in Alvord section
TV cameraman "shoots" Spring Creek floodwaters
Water covers Spencer Middle School field
The Spencer-Roane Volunteer Fire Department and other emergency
services were placed on alert at 6:30 a.m. and assisted some residents in
Water closed William's Drive, the access road to Wal-Mart for about two
The rapid rise was followed by declining water by mid-morning, with few
serious problems reported. Rain subsided by 8:30 a.m. Reedy did not reach
its usual potential for flooding.
Alvord section has long history of flooding
The Little Kanawha River is out of banks, a crest is expected at midnight
Thursday. A Chevy Camero belonging to Cathy Godfrey on lower Pine Creek
was washed from its parking spot early Thursday morning. The vehicle went
down Pine Creek and completely submerged.
Calhoun schools operated yesterday, with buses unable to access selected
areas, including Henry's Fork along the Calhoun-Roane line, which was
covered by water in several places. High water was reported on the lower
West Fork, Annamoriah, Pine Creek, Rush Run, Crummies Creek and other