Section of River Road shuts down due to flooding

Flood warning remains in place along Ohio River

Flood forecast increased again

-It will be below flood stage by 1a.m. Saturday when it should be at 51.5 feet. Those numbers do not take into consideration any rainfall after Saturday, according to Scott Hickman of the NWS. Waters are expected to go above flood stage Wednesday.

Estimates put the river cresting near Huntington near 53 feet.

"It looks like we will be dry until tomorrow night and have some shower activity with a front moving through and really from Wednesday onward we'll have off and on rain showers that could be heavy at times", said Casey.

"Please stay out of the area", she wrote. That's three feet past flood stage. The river will fall below flood stage late Thursday morning.

Floodwaters also may cover Water Street in Peru on the Illinois River to the west, as flooding is expected to be about 9 feet above flood stage.

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A supervisor with the Wood/Wirt County 911 Center said there were no new flooding problems being reported in the area as of 2:30 p.m. Monday She said the Williamstown Bridge, which had been closed on Sunday due to high water on the OH side, was open at 11:40 a.m. Monday.

Other communities which will be affected include Foster, Dover, Vanceburg, and Garrison in Kentucky and Ripley, Aberdeen and Manchester in Ohio.

In the video player above, watch aerial footage of flooding in Ripley, Ohio. Areas within the floodplain are increasingly inundated. "If we do end up with the high amount, 4 inches or more, we could see some flooding". The city of Maysville itself is protected to a stage just above 79 feet. At 16.5 feet major flooding occurs in and around Stryker.

Lee Hendricks, a hydrologist with the National Weather Service, said of the 36 counties overseen by the agency's Moon Township, Pa., office, most are experiencing flooding at some level.

The record flood on the Ohio River was in 1937, before the flood wall protection system was developed in Louisville.

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