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Heavy rain brings the Town of Richlands to a halt

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RICHLANDS (WVVA) – Several roads were temporarily closed Monday afternoon after heavy rain flooded parts of the Town of Richlands.

Chief of Police for the Richland's Police Department, Frank Dorton says "Crews are probably going to be out for quite some time tonight cleaning the debris from the road and unstopping the drains so the water can go down."

Water started to rise around five thirty, shutting down several streets in downtown Richlands.

The Richland's Electric Department responded to toppled trees and power outages.

Dorton urges residents to call the Richland's Police Department if they have any issues. That number is 276-964-9134.

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