Flooding problems scattered throughout the Tri-State region
10:53 AM, Jun 26, 2011
4:58 AM, Jun 27, 2011
CAMPBELL COUNTY, Ky. - Crews throughout the Tri-State cleaned up Sunday after heavy rains buffeted many areas for several hours.
One area hard hit--Walton, Kentucky. City crews spent part of the morning cleaning and clearing flooded roads near the downtown area. Early Sunday morning Church Street near Showalter was flooded over. Homeowners in the area told 9 News the water was quickly crawling towards their doors. The water didn't make it all the way in, but neighbors say the area is a problem any time they get heavy rains.
Campbell County, Kentucky dispatchers tell us that many roads near lakes and streams in the Southern part of the county are affected in some way by flooding. They tell us that as of 10:30 a.m. Sunday, areas such as the intersection of Racetrack Road and Flatwoods Road and several roads in and around the Flagg Springs area are flooded out or soon will be.
The wet roads also claimed the car of a Clermont County teenager who was driving along Highway 133 near Bass Road in Williamsburg Township.
18-year-old Kristen Bastin tells 9 News she lost control driving through high water that covered the roadway after Sunday morning's heavy rains.
"It didn't look that deep, obviously it was wet but it didn't look that deep," said Bastin. "I learned you should always be careful when driving in the rain and you should pay attention to the water levels especially coming around curves."
We will continue updating this story as the day goes along and will have the latest here on WCPO.com and a complete wrapup along with a full weather forecast on 9 News at 6 and 11.