Warm temps melt snowpack but flooding follows

CINCINNATI -- While the spring temperatures the Tri-State has been enjoying might feel great, the resulting snowmelt is causing a serious issue for the sewer system.

A flood watch was issued for much of the area at 4 a.m. Thursday. It is scheduled to last until 4 a.m. Friday. The area is also under a wind advisory.

Residents in low-lying areas are most at risk for flooding.

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Harrison Township officials in western Hamilton County said they have already seen high water blocking some roads.

Residents are being asked to alert city leaders about flooded streets so drains can be opened to make the roadways safe.

Homeowners can protect their homes by fixing any leaks and cleaning their gutters.

Meteorologists said that every five inches of packed snow will produce two inches of water.

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