Alert: …The flood warning continues for the following rivers in West
Opequon Creek near Martinsburg affecting Berkeley and Jefferson
The Flood Warning continues for
The Opequon Creek near Martinsburg.
- Until further notice.
At 9 AM Thursday the stage was 12.6 feet.
Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
Moderate flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
Recent activity…The maximum river stage in the 24 hours ending at
9 AM Thursday was 12.6 feet.
Forecast…The river will continue rising to near 14.7 feet by
early Saturday morning. Additional rises may be possible
Impact…At 15.0 feet…Water reaches homes on Douglas Grove Road,
and may be near a home on Abbie Lane. Hundreds of acres of fields
are flooded near the creek. Blairton Road begins to flood, and
numerous other roads are already flooded and closed.
Flood history…This crest compares to a previous crest of 15.2 feet
on May 17 2014.
River Flood Observed 1PM 7PM 1AM 7AM Crest
Location Stage Stg Day Time Thu Thu Fri Fri Stg Day Time
Martinsburg 10.0 12.6 Thu 9 AM 13.2 13.0 12.9 13.1 14.7 Sat 2 PM
Instructions: Never attempt to drive through a flooded roadway…this is how most flood deaths result. Stay tuned to developments by listening to NOAA Weather radio… television or radio stations…or visit our website at weather.gov. You can also find us on Facebook by searching U.S. National Weather Service Baltimore Washington.