NEW CREEK, W.Va. — A flood watch remained in effect Friday, a day after thunderstorms prompted a water rescue in the southern end of Mineral County.
A line of thunderstorms that dumped more than 2 inches of rain just before 8 p.m. Thursday forced New Creek out of its banks along U.S. Route 50 and state Route 93.
New Creek and Keyser firefighters were called to a mobile home court near the U.S. 50/Route 93 intersection about 8:45 p.m. after water surrounded a trailer. A swift water rescue team from the Fountain Volunteer Fire Company utilized a raft to rescue at least one of the occupants.
Vehicles also were reportedly stranded along both roadways and several mud slides also occurred. Route 50 was closed for a short time until the water receded.
The heavy rain prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood warning about 9 p.m. that remained in effect until after midnight.
Mineral County Sheriff’s Office deputies, state police and the Division of Highways also assisted fire crews.
Friday’s National Weather Service forecast had called for a 100% chance of showers and thunderstorms with up to three-quarters of an inch of rain possible across the area.