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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.

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