Floodgates to be installed; roads will be closed

LOWER PRICE HILL (FOX19) - Due to the rising river levels from recent rain events, the flood gates will be installed Thursday night across Carr St. If conditions warrant, the flood gates across Mehring Way may be installed Friday.

If the floodgates are installed on Mehring Way, Mehring Way between Harriet Street and Freeman Avenue will be closed. Traffic traveling eastbound on the Sixth Street Expressway will not be able to access the Mehring Way exit ramp.

A detour will be in place directing motorists to the Freeman Avenue exit for access to Mehring Way. The flood gates will be in place until the river recedes to normal levels.

Drivers are encouraged to slow down and use caution when approaching the closure area.

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