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Mudslide, fallen tree block Interstate 77 Friday evening

A heavy thunderstorm that rolled through the Kanawha Valley Friday evening has caused traffic problems on Interstate 77.

According to the West Virginia Department of Transportation, a mudslide closed both southbound lanes of I-77 just north of Charleston, near the Eden's Fork/Tuppers Creek exit. One lane has since been reopened.

A tree fell across I-77 near milemarker 100, closing one southbound lane, according to the department of transportation.

Kanawha County Emergency Management is reporting high water across the county. Officials are reminding motorists not to drive through high water. 

The weather briefly halted the weekly Live on the Levee concert series. Headliner Kris Allen's performance has been moved to Center Court of Charleston Town Center, and will begin at 9 p.m.

A flash flood warning remains in effect until 9:45 p.m. for Boone, Jackson, Kanawha, Putnam and Roane counties. 

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