CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The flooded Ohio River has yet to crest and that means many roads and some businesses remain closed.
Emergency crews responded in Clermont County about 9 a.m. when a driver’s vehicle became stuck in high water on Nine Mile Tobasco Road at Locust Corner and he tried to push it out, dispatchers say.
The man was able to get out on his own, but it’s a good reminder, police say, to not drive through high water areas.
Multiple roads are closed in Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
Mehring Way is now blocked in two locations: Between Central Avenue and Elm Street and between Sixth Street and Freeman Avenue, according to Greater Cincinnati Water Works.
Newport and Covington city officials closed their floodwall gates Wednesday, and those remain closed Thursday.
Ohio 32 remains shut down to all traffic between Newtown and Clough Pike in Anderson Township. Drivers also are blocked from turning onto the Ohio 32 Bypass under the Beechmont Levee from eastbound Beechmont.
Detour east one block to Elston near the UDF and turn into the Skytop Pavilion and then proceed back and take the westbound ramp from Beechmont to Ohio 32.
The Schmidt Boat Ramp and Field in the East End also remain closed, along with playfields around Riverview East Academy.
Other roads closed:
- Kellogg Avenue closed within the Cincinnati city limits. Police say it’s impassable from Delta to Wilmer.
- Four Mile Road between Kellogg Road and Gwendolyn Drive
- Eight Mile Rd between US-52/Kellogg Road and Hopper Road
- Old Kellogg Road at Nine Mile Tobasco Road
- Lawrenceburg Road between Miamiview and U.S. 50 in western Hamilton County
- Lawrenceburg Road between Stephens and the Suspension Bridge
Hamilton County Engineer’s crews say they will monitor the water level and re-open the roadways as soon as possible.
Cincinnati police tweeted out other road closings.
The Ohio River remains in minor flood stage and is expected to crest at moderate flood stage in the following locations:
- Cincinnati: 57 feet at 7 p.m. Thursday
- Meldahl Dam: 51.9 at 1 a.m. Friday
- Maysville: 54.5 feet Wednesday night
- Markland Dam: 50.6 feet Wednesday night
Once the Ohio River crests in Cincinnati Thursday morning, it is expected to fall Friday night into Sunday and faster through the weekend.
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