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Parts of Kellogg Avenue closed due to high water

Posted at 7:16 AM, Apr 06, 2018

ANDERSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Portions of Kellogg Avenue are closed Friday morning due to high water, according to dispatchers.

Kellogg Avenue was closed at Sutton Road as of 7 a.m. Friday. Drivers should use a different route.

The Ohio River was listed just over 51 feet, according to the National Weather Service, and is just below minor flood stage.

Cincinnati activated operations at the Mill Creek Barrier Dam, downstream near the Queensgate neighborhood, early Wednesday morning. The dam, one of the largest structures of its kind in the country, protects $3 billion worth of property in the Mill Creek Valley from flooding. Crews staff the dam around-the-clock when the Ohio River approaches flood stage, which is 52 feet at Cincinnati. The facility isn't just a dam in the traditional sense: It also has eight giant pumps that push water from the Mill Creek out into the river, though all eight are rarely in operation. This week, one to two pumps were running.

 

The Ohio River was expected to reach flood level Saturday afternoon.