Flood warning extended for Meigs County
RACINE, Ohio – A flood warning for Meigs County and Mason County, West Virginia has been extended to March 3 at 11:48 p.m. Information on flooding forecast is subject to change. As of publication, this information of flood forecast was what was provided by the National Weather Service.
The flood warning from the National Weather Service states moderate flooding is expected. Several roadways along the Ohio River are closed including State Route 124 at Antiquity and at Minersville. State Route 7 between Meigs County and Gallia County is also closed. Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. Flood waters will continue to rise through the night March 2 into March 3.
For Belleville Pool
At noon on March 2, the Ohio River was at 34.1 feet at the Belleville Lock. At 35.0 feet, Ohio State Route 124 is flooded north of Stiversville Road, at Rock Run, at Wells Run to Smith Ridge to Dewitts Run, at Forked Run, at Curtis Hollow Road and between Long Bottom and Shade River. Ohio State Route 124 near the Washington and Meigs County line is flooded.
At the Racine Lock, at noon on March 2, the Racine Lock observed value was 41.35 feet. Flood stage is 41.0 feet. It is forecast to crest at 42.1 feet. At 48 feet the town of Racine is flooded. At 46 feet West Virginia Route 62 is flooded at Tombleson Creek at Larry’s Locker. Additionally at 46 feet more areas along State Route 124 from Minersville to Antiquity are flooded. At 44 feet, West Virginia Route 62 is flooded just below Racine Lock at West Creek. More areas along Ohio State Route 124 are flooded. At 42 feet, State Route 124 near Minersville is flooded. At 41 feet, State Route 124 at Antiquity starts to flood. Areas of Ravenswood are flooded upstream from the Racine Lock.
At 1 p.m. on March 2, the stage was 45.8 feet. Flood stage is 46.0 feet. Minor flooding is forecast. The Ohio River is expected to rise above flood stage this afternoon to a crest of 47.3 feet at Pomeroy tomorrow morning. It will then fall below flood stage tomorrow evening. At 48.0 feet businesses along the river in Pomeroy start to flood. Main Street is flooded. Homes near the Pomeroy-Mason bridge on the West Virginia side start to flood. This crest compares to a previous crest of 47.2 feet on May 8, 1957.