Flooding threatens area homes and roadways


Flood watches have expired except for those communities along the Ohio River, but water from the swollen Rocky Fork Creek is seen here Tuesday afternoon encroaching upon a mobile home on Fettro Road just off SR 124 east of Hillsboro. The flood watch, which expired at 5 p.m. Tuesday, was replaced with a high wind advisory through 7 a.m. Wednesday. According to the Ohio Departmentof Transportation District 9, the following roads in neighboring counties were closed Tuesday afternoon: SR 124 between Beavers Ridge Road) and SR 772 at Idaho in Pike County; SR 220 at River Road and the CSX Railroad, two miles south of Waverly, in Pike County; SR 104 at the Deer Creek Bridge, between Williamsport Pike and Pennyroyal Road, in Ross County; SR 73 at the Second Street Bridge and the city of Portsmouth in Scioto County; SR 73 at the U.S. 52/SR 852 overpasses, west of Portsmouth, in Scioto County; and SR 239 between U.S. 52 and SR 73 at West Portsmouth in Scioto County.

Flood watches have expired except for those communities along the Ohio River, but water from the swollen Rocky Fork Creek is seen here Tuesday afternoon encroaching upon a mobile home on Fettro Road just off SR 124 east of Hillsboro. The flood watch, which expired at 5 p.m. Tuesday, was replaced with a high wind advisory through 7 a.m. Wednesday. According to the Ohio Departmentof Transportation District 9, the following roads in neighboring counties were closed Tuesday afternoon: SR 124 between Beavers Ridge Road) and SR 772 at Idaho in Pike County; SR 220 at River Road and the CSX Railroad, two miles south of Waverly, in Pike County; SR 104 at the Deer Creek Bridge, between Williamsport Pike and Pennyroyal Road, in Ross County; SR 73 at the Second Street Bridge and the city of Portsmouth in Scioto County; SR 73 at the U.S. 52/SR 852 overpasses, west of Portsmouth, in Scioto County; and SR 239 between U.S. 52 and SR 73 at West Portsmouth in Scioto County.


Tim Colliver | The Times-Gazette

Flood watches have expired except for those communities along the Ohio River, but water from the swollen Rocky Fork Creek is seen here Tuesday afternoon encroaching upon a mobile home on Fettro Road just off SR 124 east of Hillsboro. The flood watch, which expired at 5 p.m. Tuesday, was replaced with a high wind advisory through 7 a.m. Wednesday. According to the Ohio Departmentof Transportation District 9, the following roads in neighboring counties were closed Tuesday afternoon: SR 124 between Beavers Ridge Road) and SR 772 at Idaho in Pike County; SR 220 at River Road and the CSX Railroad, two miles south of Waverly, in Pike County; SR 104 at the Deer Creek Bridge, between Williamsport Pike and Pennyroyal Road, in Ross County; SR 73 at the Second Street Bridge and the city of Portsmouth in Scioto County; SR 73 at the U.S. 52/SR 852 overpasses, west of Portsmouth, in Scioto County; and SR 239 between U.S. 52 and SR 73 at West Portsmouth in Scioto County.

Flood watches have expired except for those communities along the Ohio River, but water from the swollen Rocky Fork Creek is seen here Tuesday afternoon encroaching upon a mobile home on Fettro Road just off SR 124 east of Hillsboro. The flood watch, which expired at 5 p.m. Tuesday, was replaced with a high wind advisory through 7 a.m. Wednesday. According to the Ohio Departmentof Transportation District 9, the following roads in neighboring counties were closed Tuesday afternoon: SR 124 between Beavers Ridge Road) and SR 772 at Idaho in Pike County; SR 220 at River Road and the CSX Railroad, two miles south of Waverly, in Pike County; SR 104 at the Deer Creek Bridge, between Williamsport Pike and Pennyroyal Road, in Ross County; SR 73 at the Second Street Bridge and the city of Portsmouth in Scioto County; SR 73 at the U.S. 52/SR 852 overpasses, west of Portsmouth, in Scioto County; and SR 239 between U.S. 52 and SR 73 at West Portsmouth in Scioto County.
https://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2019/02/web1_mobile-home-about-to-be-flooded-1.jpgFlood watches have expired except for those communities along the Ohio River, but water from the swollen Rocky Fork Creek is seen here Tuesday afternoon encroaching upon a mobile home on Fettro Road just off SR 124 east of Hillsboro. The flood watch, which expired at 5 p.m. Tuesday, was replaced with a high wind advisory through 7 a.m. Wednesday. According to the Ohio Departmentof Transportation District 9, the following roads in neighboring counties were closed Tuesday afternoon: SR 124 between Beavers Ridge Road) and SR 772 at Idaho in Pike County; SR 220 at River Road and the CSX Railroad, two miles south of Waverly, in Pike County; SR 104 at the Deer Creek Bridge, between Williamsport Pike and Pennyroyal Road, in Ross County; SR 73 at the Second Street Bridge and the city of Portsmouth in Scioto County; SR 73 at the U.S. 52/SR 852 overpasses, west of Portsmouth, in Scioto County; and SR 239 between U.S. 52 and SR 73 at West Portsmouth in Scioto County. Tim Colliver | The Times-Gazette