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Pickaway County – Flood Warning Issued for Scioto River until Early Wednesday Afternoon

Rising waters keep cars from driving through.

Columbus, Ohio – Residents in the vicinity of the Scioto River are urged to remain vigilant as a Flood Warning has been extended, impacting several areas along its course. The warning encompasses various regions including the Scioto River at Columbus Frank Rd., Scioto River at Piketon, and Raccoon Creek near Granville. Additionally, the Flood Warning persists for the Scioto River at Circleville and Big Darby Creek at Darbyville.

Key Details of the Warning:

  • Severity: Minor flooding is anticipated.
  • Location: The warning particularly focuses on the Scioto River at Columbus Frank Rd.
  • Timing: The warning is effective from this evening until early Wednesday afternoon.

Potential Impacts:

  • At 24.0 feet, while significant portions of the city are shielded from flooding, areas along the river outside the City of Columbus are vulnerable. Notably, flooding is expected along the Scioto River in southern Franklin County, affecting Franklin, Jackson, and Marion Townships.
  • Specific impacts include the closure of McKinley Avenue at 24.2 feet and flooding along Route 23 High Street near I-270.
  • Current Situation: At 1:20 PM EDT Tuesday, the river stage stood at 22.6 feet.
  • Forecast: The river is projected to rise above flood stage this evening, reaching a crest of 24.5 feet early Wednesday morning. Subsequently, water levels are expected to recede below flood stage by Wednesday morning.

Residents are advised to stay informed about local weather conditions and heed any evacuation orders or safety instructions issued by authorities. By remaining vigilant and taking necessary precautions, individuals can mitigate risks associated with potential flooding events.