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.
MALDEN, W.Va. (AP) - A worker at a Kanawha County coal operation has died following an accident.
U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration spokeswoman Amy Louviere says the miner died Wednesday at Midland Trail Energy's Blue Creek preparation plant in Malden when a hydraulic jack exploded on a belt press. Louviere says a second miner was injured.
The names of the miners involved weren't immediately available. Louviere says an order was issued closing the plant, and a federal investigator was en route to West Virginia.
Midland Trail is owned by Patriot Coal.