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River Road closed due to flooding; Ohio River almost at minor flood stage

Crews shut down River Road between 4th and 7th Street. The ramp onto 3rd Street is still open at this time.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The rising water levels in downtown Louisville have led to the closure of River Road Friday morning.

MetroSafe confirmed that crews were working to close down River Road between 4th Street and 7th Street on Feb. 14. Water from the river has started flooding onto the road and that water paired with the freezing temperatures have created icy spots.

As you exit from the interstate onto 3rd Street, you will be required to go straight. The 3rd Street exit ramp is still open at this time.

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As of Friday morning, the Ohio River was just under the "minor" flood stage. The river is expected to rise another four inches over the next few days.

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