Heavy rain in Tri-State Saturday causes more flooding, street closures
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The heavy rain that moved through the Tri-State Saturday caused more problems for areas already impacted by high floodwaters and new problems for drivers in certain parts of the city.
The Ohio River isn't the only place dealing with flooding. The Mill Creek was overflowing Saturday night as that heavy rain moved through the area.
It got so bad, the Cincinnati Police Department decided to shut down part of Spring Grove Avenue near Colerain Avenue and the William Dooley Bypass in the Northside area.
The water covered the road and even starting to lap toward the entrance to some businesses.
Eden Park Drive
It wasn't easy to take an overnight drive through Eden Park as water pooled on Eden Park Drive.
One car decided to just push through the high water and not turn around. This is definitely not recommended.
As the rain came down fast and hard Saturday night, police weren't able to get 'Road Closed' signs up everywhere in time. Many sewers were overflowing, so roads weren't draining.
Pete Rose Way
The water on Pete Rose Way was rising Saturday night and Sunday morning. It started to cover the road in the area near Longworth Hall.
Many drivers saw the waters and decided to turn around.
Ezzard Charles Drive
If you tried to get on I-75 Saturday night from downtown, you may have seen the high water along Ezzard Charles Drive.
Water rose very high and the Ohio Department of Transportation responded to try and alleviate the situation.
Anderson Township is always one of the first places to see flooding. Portions of Sutton Road closed earlier this week, but the water has been getting deeper and deeper after the rain.
There was a report of a car almost completely submerged Saturday night. No injuries were reported.