Ohio River surpasses flood stage, first responders rescue dog stuck on log

Ohio River surpasses flood stage, first responders rescue dog stuck on log
Lots of flooding early Friday in Sedamsville on Cincinnati's west side. A Flood Warning is in effect for the Ohio River in the city until 4 a.m. Tuesday. (Source: FOX19 NOW)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The Ohio River in Cincinnati is now in minor flood stage.

The river surpassed flood stage overnight.

The river stands at 52.9 feet, just over flooding stage of 52 feet. It rose above flood level late Thursday.

The river remains under under a Flood Warning until 4 a.m. Tuesday.

It will continue rising to near 54.6 feet by Saturday night.

The river is not expected to fall below flood stage late Monday.

Cincinnati police and fire officials rescued a dog on a log in the flood zone about 9:30 a.m.

Riverview East Academy on Cincinnati’s east side is closed Friday due to flooding.

So are the following streets:

  • Kellogg Road between Sutton Road and Four Mile Road
  • Eight Mile Road from Hopper Road to Old Kellogg Road
  • Four Mile Road between Kellogg Road and Gwendolyn Drive
  • Lawrenceburg Road between U.S. 50 and Miamiview

Crews with the Hamilton County Engineer’s Office are monitoring the water level and will open the roads as soon as possible, officials said in a news release Friday.

At stages near 55.0 feet, backwater flooding continues to affect much of northern Kentucky, southwest Ohio and southeast Indiana.

Low-lying roads near the river continue to flood, with much of Anderson Township, the East End and California near the river affected.

Flooding also begins to affect sections of U.S. 52 in southeast Hamilton and Clermont counties.

Low-lying roads in Bromley and Ludlow also flood.

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