Rounds of heavy rain will begin to move into the area later tonight, leading to the increased potential for flooding. A Flood Watch is in effect for the entire area from now through Thursday and a Winter Storm Warning goes into effect tomorrow. As we head into Wednesday, temperatures will drop and transition our rain to sleet and eventually to snow. Most of the area could see several inches of snow and sleet before it's all said and done. Keep it locked right here for updates.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Five counties have been added to West Virginia's gypsy moth quarantine area.
The state Department of Agriculture says McDowell, Mercer, Raleigh, Summers and Wyoming counties were added after surveys documented the presence of egg masses. Forty-four counties are now regulated the gypsy moth quarantine.
The quarantine requires an inspection before trees, shrubs, logs, pulpwood and wood chips, and mobile homes and associated materials can be transported into a non-invested area.
The gypsy moth is a non-native caterpillar that has become established in most of the northeastern United States. It feeds on more than 500 species of trees and shrubs but prefers the leaves of oak trees, West Virginia's predominant forest tree.