UPDATE: Storms Litter Roads With Debris; Great Miami River To Reach Flood Stage

Posted On November 06, 2017

By Mike Perleberg

Update published at 12:19 p.m.:

Rainfall totals reported to the National Weather Service include 2.77 inches in Cheviot and 2.26 inches at the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport. Some residents in Dearborn County reported unofficial amounts of up to four inches.

Lawrenceburg Road in Whitewater Township is closed due to high water. The closure is between Suspension Bridge Road and U.S. 50, according to the Hamilton County Engineer’s office.

Hueseman Road in Dearborn County will close for wash out repair on Tuesday, November 7. The closure will last from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. between the intersections of Hueseman and Texas Gas Road and Hueseman and Mt. Tabor Road.

A flood warning is in effect for the Great Miami River at Miamitown. The river is at about 19 feet as of noon, about three feet over flood stage. It is expected to crest at over 21 feet by 1:00 a.m. Tuesday.

A flood watch was in effect for the Whitewater River at Brookville, but the water level has already crested below flood stage.


Original story published at 6:49 a.m.:

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Motorists across the area are reporting roadways littered with rocks, trees, and debris after storms rolled through overnight.

Roads including Cole Lane, State Line Road, and Sand Run Road have sections where heavy rain caused debris to wash into the roadway.

Ripley County dispatchers said a couple motorists were stranded in high water on County Road 400 East near U.S. 50, but they were safely rescued. The flood waters have since receded there and the road is passable.

There is a flood warning for the Great Miami River at Miamitown. Flood stage there is 16 feet, but the river is expected to crest at 24 ½ feet this evening.

There is a flood advisory for the Whitewater River at Brookville. It will crest at 18 feet Monday morning, but flood stage is 20 feet.

The storms have also left a handful of Duke Energy and Southeastern Indiana REMC customers in the dark. Less than 50 outages area being reported by SEI REMC across the utility’s seven county service area.

Most of the rain has moved out of the area, according to the National Weather Service. Monday’s high temperature will reach into the mid-50s with mostly cloudy skies. A chance of rain may return early Tuesday morning.