MSD surveying areas for possible sewer backups

CINCINNATI - With the rain falling all day, some of the city's sewer systems are starting to backup and flood streets and basements.

The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati has started to survey many areas due to rising water.

The rain hasn't necessarily been a pounding downpour, but the steady rain, heavy at times, has caused some streets to flood.

MSD closed Anthony Wayne Avenue at Avalon in Carthage on Monday.

It's closed and is expected to be closed at least until Tuesday.

There was also a mudslide on a rain soaked hillside off of I-74 at the Montana Avenue eastbound ramp.

Officials say the hillside couldn't absorb anymore of the rain and the mud and trees started sliding down the hill at the onramp from Montana Avenue to I-74 East.

The road crews spent several hours clearing away the mud this afternoon.

MSD says they're getting more calls about flooded basements as well.

"Essentially we do get calls throughout the system for water in the basement. They do call if they have water that's pooling on flooding around the foundation," says MSD Director, Tony Parrott.   

There was also a road closure in the Finneytown area at Miles Road between Daly and Mill Roads in Springfield Township.

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