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Residents in Pax, W.Va. regain road access after major flooding

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Pax, W.Va. - (WVVA) Areas are starting to dry out for some after some parts of our viewing area were heavily impacted by flash flooding. As they dry out residents are dealing with the aftermath and other inconveniences.

In Mount Hope, WV the fire department shut down Pax Branch Road after the seeing a motorist attempt to pass through.

"Driving through it this morning it didn't look too bad, you could still see the lines in the road. But, once you get down to the middle there's a dip in the road and they got into the dip and it shut their car off."

While the the car owner made it out of the high water safely, first responders say not everyone is as lucky so be sure the follow the old adage--turn around don't drown.

The fire chief and his crew of five responded to five vehicle rescues over an 11 hour period at one point all entrances were closed due to flooded roads except the entry way through the turnpike which is reserved for emergency services.

A Pax resident who has lived in the community for 83 years said this is a common occurrence.

"Well it is a real inconvenience for the people here in Pax and like Weirwood, they cant get in and out nowhere. But this is a common thing here in Pax."

As of Monday evening on March 1st, Pax Branch Rd and Paint Creek Rd. have been reopened.

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