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Cincinnati weather: Rain, flash floods close roads as communities watch creeks and rivers



Cincinnati weather: Rain, flash floods close roads as communities watch creeks and rivers

Local communities are watching flash flood warnings and preparing in case water levels continue to rise.

The second day of heavy rain is bringing traffic delays, flash floods, and a flooding threat due to swelling rivers. Motorists should be cautious, as a number of streets have had intermittent closings due to high water. Springfield Pike between Mt. Pleasant and Wyoming avenues was closed for about an hour this morning due to high water.

Sharonville is also seeing spot flooding. The ramp from Interstate 275 to Mosteller Road was closed by high water, and an underpass on Glendale Milford Road saw water deep enough to engulf a vehicle that tried to drive through.

This morning a band of showers worked through Greater Cincinnati and forecasters believe there could be prolonged heavy rainfall across the Tri-State through the morning hours, dropping another inch of rain on saturated ground.

Forecasters said to expect flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage and low lying areas.

Creeks and rivers are flooding
Flood warnings are in place for the Great Miami River at Miamitown and Mill Creek at Evendale.

The Mill Creek at Evendale will likely reach major flood stage this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Officials with Sharonville Fire Department Station 86 say the city is having major flooding issues. There is large standing water near Temper Road at Mosteller Road.

Drivers will not be able to get off the I-275 ramp at Mosteller Road due to roadways being closed. As of this morning, there have been no rescues in Sharonville. Several cars around Sharonville are underwater but unoccupied.

The Great Miami River at Miamitown is expected to reach minor flood stage by Tuesday evening, cresting at 18.2 feet.

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