By , Staff Reporter
Mount Vernon News

MOUNT VERNON — Weeks of accumulated snowfall now meeting up with temperatures in the upper 50’s have prompted the alert for possible flooding in Knox County and much of central Ohio. A flood watch was issued earlier this week by the National Weather Service as mounds of snow are beginning to melt causing large puddles of water to form and water running off into nearby creeks and rivers.

Knox County Emergency Management Agency Director Mark Maxwell told the News that the current flooding threat exists because there is a a lot of accumulated snow while the ground is still frozen.

The rest of this article is available to Mount Vernon News subscribers. To continue reading, please log in or purchase an e-edition. Login to the e-edition. The article will only be available for thirty (30) days. Try the demo

Print this pageEmail this to someoneShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

Alan Reed: 740-397-5333 or and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

Rules: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don’t attack other commenters personally and keep your language decent. If a comment violates our comments standards, click the “X” in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member.

Comments are closed.