CLEVELAND, Ohio — The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for areas along several rivers and streams in Northeast Ohio.
Warnings were in effect Wednesday for the Cuyahoga River in Independence, Black River in Elyria, the Grand River in Painesville, the Huron River near Milan and the Scioto River near Larue.
As of 10:15 p.m., the Black River was at 9.6 feet, just over the flood stage of 9.5 feet. The river is expected to rise to 11.9 feet overnight before receding in the morning.
The Weather Service warns flooding is likely along along Woodside Drive in Carlisle Township and along the East Branch of the Black River on Foster Road in Penfield Township.
Wednesday night the Cuyahoga River was at 15.8 feet, below the flood stage of 17 feet. The river is expected to peak at 17.6 feet Thursday morning, likely causing minor flooding at Sagamore Run, Tinkers Creek and Mill Creek because of backup the river. Parts of Canal Road likely will be covered. The water should receded by Thursday afternoon.
In Painesville, the Grand River was just over flood stage of 8 feet late Wednesday night and was expected to reach 8.6 feet by Thursday morning. The river might not recede until Friday morning.
Flooding won’t be the only trouble Thursday morning. Temperatures are falling and could result in freezing rain in the morning. Temperatures will be in the upper 20s by 4 a.m. and could lead to wet roads becoming frozen and slick.
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