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High water still trouble for some Mid-Ohio Valley residents


The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Tony Hill, 34, of Newport Township, turns around to avoid more water on Hill Bridge Road near the flooded waters of the Little Muskingum River Sunday.
(News and Sentinel photo by Janelle Patterson)

MARIETTA, Ohio — Major flooding predicted over the weekend on the Ohio River failed to materialize, but high water on roads and opportunities for service did.

Mike Kistner, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Charleston, said the reason Washington County and the Mid-Ohio Valley didn’t see severe flooding was because the wet system headed east actually stopped before reaching the local basin.

“As far as the crest from this recent rainfall that we saw, right now it looks like it will be well below flood stage,” he said Sunday. “The current forecast keeps the next crest below 33 feet so that’s good news there.”

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