In Ohio, State Route 73 was closed in Scioto County at Rarden, and Ohio 348 in Adams County was closed between its junction with Ohio 125 and Scioto County due to flooding.
Ohio 41 in Adams County was reopened between the Adams-Brown county line and the Bentonville Community following its closure due to flooding.
Stream flooding had restricted Ohio 93 north of Pedro, the Ohio Department of Transportation reported.
Also restricted by threatening flood waters in Lawrence County was Ohio 775 south of Scottown and Ohio 141 north and south of Wilgus.
In Ross County, travel on Ohio 180 was restricted by high water at Zane Trace Schools and could be closed later, as was Ohio 41 north of Humbolt.
“Although these routes in Lawrence and Ross counties remain open, motorists are reminded to exercise additional caution when crossing any route which remains open but where standing water may be present,” said Kathleen Fuller, public information officer for the ODOT’s District 9. “Motorists are also reminded that crossing any closed route is strictly prohibited.”
For information on additional road closures, visit Buckeye Traffic on ODOT’s website at www.buckeyetraffic.org.
In Kentucky, reports from police and highway officials showed that by 10 a.m. Tuesday the Little Sandy River had pushed waters over Ky. 1 six to seven miles south of Greenup and also over Ky. 207 south of Flatwoods.
A later report showed Ky. 1 was also covered between mile posts 0-2 and mileposts 13-15, said Allen Blair, spokesman for District 9 headquarters of the Kentucky Department of Transportation. Water had also covered Ky. 207 between mileposts 13 and 15.
Shortly before 2 p.m., a rock slide in the narrow pass on Ky. 7 at the top of Morton Hill near South Shore deposited a large boulder in the northbound lane. Highway crews had cleared the area by 2:30 p.m.
In Lewis County, stream flooding had closed Ky. 989.
Also in Lewis County, Kinniconick Creek pushed out of its banks, flooding Ky. 344 between Holly Road and Ky. 377; and Ky 1237 was closed due to high water.
Olive Hill officials were keeping a close eye on Tygarts Creek and keeping their fingers crossed as high water closed Ky. 986 near the city. A year ago, downtown Olive Hill was flooded twice in two months.
Farther down Tygarts Creek, at Maloneton, scene of last May’s flooding of several homes, the stream had spilled out of its banks, but at 2 p.m. Ky. 7 remained clear of flooding.
The Ohio River was rising but not expected to reach the levels of 50-plus feet that it did three weeks ago. The level at the Greenup Locks and Dam stood at 42 feet Tuesday morning and was expected to crest at 47.4 feet on Friday, a worker at the dam reported.
Those figures were about the same as those reported by Mike Bowman, Portsmouth’s flood defense supervisor.