Due to the recent heavy rains that have resulted in creek bank slippage along Grabill Road, the roadway will have to be closed until emergency repairs are made, according to a news release from the Liberty Township trustees.
Grabill Road will be closed from the Careytown Road intersection west for approximately two-tenths of a mile. Residents and motorists will need to use Roundhead Road for access to their homes during this period, the news release said.
The closure will be for 30 to 60 days or until emergency repairs are completed, the trustees said.
A week of rain that culminated with a heavy storm Saturday has left local streams and creeks well above their normal levels.
The National Weather Service said the Ohio River crested Sunday and was still well above flood stage Monday. Sunday’s peak was more than 8 feet (2.4 meters) above flood stage and the highest crest since 1997.
Meteorologist Kristen Cassady, in Wilmington, said a couple of dry days will help, but rain expected later in the week could delay the receding.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.