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Flooding Cacapon River tops two bridges

The Cacapon River in western Morgan County continues to rise on Saturday, May 19 and has flooded over the Powerhouse Road and Rockford Road bridges. Rockford Road beyond the bridge in now inaccessible. According to river gage information from the U.S. Geological Survey, the river topped

Rockford Road in Great Cacapon

flood stage (9 ft.) on Thursday and has remained between 10 and 12 ft. since then. Both the bridges are under water, and the National Weather Service has extended their Flood Warning for the Cacapon River into Sunday, when the federal

agency expects the river levels to begin dropping. Minor flooding is already occurring in areas near the river.

Potomac River levels are also on the rise, and the Potomac is expected to hit flood stage (25 ft.) in Paw Paw by Sunday morning. At that height, the river will flood the parking area of public river access points in Paw Paw.

Powerhouse Dam on the Cacapon River. May 19

Rockford Road bridge over the Cacapon River in Great Cacapon.


  1. Crystal on May 22, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Hi my family has a cabin back off of Rockford rd we was coming up this Friday for memorial weekend. We was wondering if the bridge is still under. Hope to hear back from u soon. Thanks.

    • Editor on May 22, 2018 at 2:22 pm

      Bridge isn’t underwater but the state highway agency had to repair the side rails. They planned to do that today.

  2. Doris Gohring on June 11, 2018 at 10:48 am

    What is the status on the bridge on Rockford Rd. Like to know if be able to come up on the second of July for the Fourth.? Have a cabin on Brooklyn Way. Please respond as soon as possible, as I have family coming for the holiday. Thank you. Doris Gohring.

    • Editor on June 12, 2018 at 1:30 pm

      Bridge on Rockford Road was heavily damaged and I don’t believe is open yet. The local highway office number is 304-258-2578 for road updates.

  3. Doris Gohring on August 2, 2018 at 8:31 am

    What is the status on bridge on Rockford rd. Planning a trip on Sunday to Cabin. Thank you for any information would help.

    • Editor on August 2, 2018 at 8:47 am

      Rockford Road is currently open, per the Division of Highways.

  4. glenn perry on August 20, 2019 at 12:08 am

    nothin like the two high waters of ’96, January and July that took out the rockford rd low water bridge and sent it down stream, jeesh I miss that river and my dogs ruby and Pierre

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