I was thinking about a summer trip and was wondering if there were travel issues with all of the flooding that occurred in June? usually come thru Elkins and Weston.
Route 33 from Weston through Elkins was not affected by the flooding. Canaan Valley and Blackwater Falls resorts did not sustain damage (though the water over Blackwater Falls was probably the largest volume in decades). If your trip takes you south from Elkins towards Huttonsville/ Snowshoe/ Marlingon/ Durbin... you will encounter areas that were affected and probably many closed businesses. But north and east of Elkins is fine (as is Elkins itself).
Yes, route is fine.
Take I 79 North, Then SR 33 East; Canaan and Blackwater Falls connect at 32 N in Elkins.
Not sure where the SR 48 discussion originated. You need to take 33 East, and this is a 4 lane hwy. going East almost to Elkins - 33 East will tell where to exit for Elkins, and expect slow traffic thru Elkins (about 7 - 12 min.) 32 becomes a two lane mountain hwy. first to Cannan Valley and then to Davis and Black Water SP.
SlainteEdited: 01 July 2016, 18:52
Apparently 33 and 48 are the same road. Also called Corridor H. It comes up as 48 on my google maps.
You probably have never driven in this area of WV.
Driving North on I-79, it is the Weston exit - Weston is to the West, and do not drive West.
Over the past years, the exit is SR 33, and has always been SR 33. We have watched the gradual upgrades to SR 33, which bypasses Elkins and shall goto Parsons.
Now, eventually, one might take 33 to Parsons and then drive back to Thomas/Davis; but until we do, this seems to be a longer trip.
Guess that Google Maps are providing wrong/outdated data.
SlainteEdited: 01 July 2016, 22:30
Just realized that you are from Cincy.
Using Cardinal Directions (instead of up, down, left, right) From Morgantown, Fairmont or Clarksburg, you are driving South on I-79.
I'm uncertain of which SR or interstate you drive from Cinty to WV; we are from the Dayton suburb of Centerville, and have found 35 - 50 - 79 - 33 -32 is our fastest and easiest drive.
The flow on the Blackwater peaked at 900 CFS. That's enough to make the falls impressive, but it's not even the highest flow in the last 5 months.
Generally, Black Water Falls are not as impressive in summer as in Spring and Fall.
We do like the ICE in January, and February.