Flooding, high water, creating dangerous driving conditions

U.S. 35  is covered with high water following heavy rains  near James H. McGee in Dayton. STAFF PHOTO/Jim Noelker
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U.S. 35 is covered with high water following heavy rains near James H. McGee in Dayton. STAFF PHOTO/Jim Noelker

Heavy downpours are creating flooding conditions on U.S. 35 near James H. McGee in Dayton. Two and three inches of rain has fallen in just a few hours.

We have received additional reports of high water in Downtown Dayton, Wilfred Ave. in Dayton, South Patterson in Dayton and in West Manchester, Ohio.

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Drivers should use extreme caution when approaching high water, particularly when passing under bridges, overpasses.

>>FLOODING: Know your risks

We are expected steady rain throughout the weekend, particularly Saturday night in to Sunday morning.

The entire Miami Valley is under a Flash Flood Watch beginning noon Saturday through 8 a.m. Monday, September 10.  The area could see as much as 4 inches of rain.

Several Flood Advisories have been issued in Darke, Preble and Montgomery counties, but are slated to expire later Friday evening.

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