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Last updated 12:41AM ET
July 16, 2018
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
Flood warnings in southeast Ohio
(WOUB) - A flood warning continues for the Hocking river this morning.

The National Weather Service says flooding is now expected to continue until tomorrow afternoon.

The Hocking will rise to about four feet above flood stage at Enterprise before starting to fall.

Roads downstream of Logan may be covered.

Flooding will also affect Route 33 near Enterprise and state route 93 near Logan.

At Athens, the Hocking was just above the official 20 feet flood stage this morning and was still going up -- expected to peak at 22 feet this afternoon.

A flood warning also continues for the Scioto River.

At Chillicothe, the river will rise above flood stage late this afternoon and will continue to rise to near 16.4 feet by this evening.

It will fall below flood stage tomorrow morning.

At Piketon, the river will continue rising to near 25.9 Feet by tomorrow

The river will fall below flood stage early Monday afternoon.

Meanwhile, flooding poses serious problems in Pike and Scioto counties.

Moderate flooding is reported on the Muskingum river at McConnelsville, where the river was about a foot over flood stage at 12.1 Feet.

It's expected to go up a little more and then will fall below flood stage early Monday morning.

The Ohio River remains under a flood advisory.

This affects the following counties in Ohio -- Gallia, Meigs, and Washington.

In West Virginia it affects Mason, Pleasants, Tyler, and Wood.

A river flood advisory means the river is high, but only causing low impact flooding of poor drainage areas or low lying areas.
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