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Crews & residents battle flooding throughout McDowell County

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Two underpasses impacted by flooding have been reopened according McDowell County Sheriff's Office.

Early Thursday afternoon impacted routes for many commuters in large parts of McDowell County

Route 16 into Pineville from Welch was closed by Emergency crews as the water rose over the flood wall.

The Coney Island underpass from Route 52 toward Iaeger was also closed down.

Mayor of Welch, Harold McBride is still asking residents to stay in place if they are safe tonight.

Schools are closed Friday as crews clear areas hit with standing water.

Ashley Smith & Joshua Bolden contributed to this report.

Ashley Smith

Multimedia Journalist

Joshua Bolden

WVVA Today & WVVA @ Noon Anchor

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