- Associated Press - Thursday, March 5, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Heavy rains followed by snow have pushed streams and rivers out of their banks across West Virginia.

Flood warnings are in effect through Thursday evening for much of the state.

The National Weather Service says moderate flooding was reported along the Bluestone River between Spanishburg and Pipestem. The river was 5 feet above flood stage at Spanishburg but was expected to recede later Thursday.

Moderate flooding was reported in Monroe County along Indian Creek near Red Sulphur Springs.

Minor flooding is forecast Friday along the Ohio River in Cabell, Mason and Wayne counties. The cities of Huntington and Point Pleasant are protected by floodwalls.

Other warnings for minor flooding continued Thursday along the Buckhannon, Coal, Guyandotte, Little Kanawha, Tug Fork and Tygart Valley rivers.

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