Torrential Rains Cause Flooding Across the Ohio Valley
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Torrential rain that began early Wednesday morning led to flooding across the Ohio Valley.
Belmont, Harrison and Jefferson counties were placed under a flood warning until 9:30 a.m. At 7:35 a.m., officials reported flooding in the town of Adena in Jefferson County, and water was reported covering County Road 21, State Route 151 in the 1800 range, and State Route 157 in Wells Township.
According to the National Weather Service, over three inches of rain fell in six hours south of Cadiz, in the town of Adena and west of Smithfield. An additional half inch of rain fell in the late morning hours.
As of 8 a.m., State Route 7 was closed in both directions between Brilliant and Rayland due to flooding. The road reopened shortly after 1 p.m.
At 8:50 a.m., National Road in Wheeling was shut down at Hardee's due to flooding. It re-opened around 9:15 a.m.