Marshall County residents continue to keep an eye on Ohio River

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People are keeping an eye on the river which is expected to start flooding Monday night.

EMA Director Tom Hart said local authorities have  already closed many roads in the county before the river goes over its embankment.

But some good news, Hart says the creeks and streams have crested and are now receding.

So far the rain has stopped but the River is still on the rise and Residents say that they are taking every precaution.

The residents that have campers and trailers in River Front Park are now evacuating them. 

Also part of 13th Street has been closed to residents that do not live in the area.

Gary Hartley who is a local resident that owns River Dance Hall and Hartley’s Marine Painting and Glass said he is moving everything out of his shops and is going to leave it out this week and possibly shut down next week. 

He also said he’s not coming back until he sees what is going to happen with the other possible hurricanes.

Moundsville Resident and Business Owner, Gary Hartley said, “The biggest hazard is just people coming down and trying to get around people so they aren’t running over and hitting people. That’s the biggest thing that when they want to come down and look and see. It don’t hurt nothing but it’s still kind of inconvenience with us trying to get out and the campers trying to get out and the city. But they still want to try to see what’s going on too.”

Always remember to be safe and when driving near possible flood sites and never drive through standing water.

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