The Ohio River
reached reach flood stage at 23 feet, on the Upper Gauge this
morning. It was projected to crest at 26 feet on Wednesday.
The projection has been
adjusted upward to 27.8 feet on Wednesday afternoon. This is 1.8
feet higher than the previous prediction.
On the Lower Gauge, the
Ohio River is projected to crest on Wednesday morning at 58.5
feet, which is 3.5 feet above flood stage.
MSD has erected
floodwall closures at Tenth and Main Streets and 27th Street at
McAlpine Locks. At this time, no additional closures are
anticipated, but a portion of the 2nd Street floodwall closure
will be installed, as a precautionary measure. If later river
projections are revised upward, it can be closed completely.
Currently, MSD has
placed flood pumping stations in service at:
- Buchanan Street (Butchertown)
- Fourth Street
- Western (West
- Upper Mill Creek
- Lower Mill Creek
- Riverport (Pleasure
- Pond Creek (Valley
Based on projected
river elevations, additional flood pumping stations will be
brought on-line over the next two days at:
- Beargrass Creek (Butchertown)
- 5th Street
- 10th Street
Louisville Metro Public
Works closes roads in conjunction with incrementally rising river
levels. Currently closed are:
- River Road from 4th
Street to 7th Street;
- Mockingbird Valley
Road between River Road and Mellwood Avenue; and
- Juniper Beach Road.
With projected river
elevations, water will affect traffic on parts of River Road, from
Blankenbaker to downtown. Parts of River Road near Indian Hills
Trail are expected to close over the weekend. Motorists are urged
to use alternate routes.
Roads and homes along
the river, especially in areas such as Waldoah Beach, Juniper
Beach, Transylvania Beach and Beachland Beach may be inaccessible.
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