Two men use a small boat to push a runaway
garbage dumpster back to shore in Aurora
Sharon K. Frankenstein
(Aurora, Ind.) – Any homes or other buildings which had water at their doorstep have escaped this round of flooding on the Ohio River.
The National Weather Service says the river at Cincinnati crested at 55.9 feet Sunday around 5:00 p.m., about four feet over flood stage of 52 feet. It had fallen to 55.7 feet by early Monday morning.
The river will continue to fall through the week before going below flood stage sometime late Friday.
At Markland Dam the river has also crested at 50.3 feet Monday morning, but inches below flood stage.
Some minor inconveniences remain because of the high water. State Road 56 in downtown Aurora near Lesko Park remains closed to traffic.
A dumpster from an Aurora business had been swept away by flood waters Saturday. Two men were seen in a johnboat pushing it against the current back to shore.
The weather service says areas along the Ohio River in southeast Indiana, northern Kentucky, and southwest Ohio remain under a Flood Warning until further notice.
More rainfall is expected in the tri-state Tuesday. A 60 percent chance of showers begins about 1:00 a.m. with possible showers continuing through Wednesday.