More than an inch of rain saturated the Findlay area Monday, forcing Eagle Creek briefly above its minor flood stage and prompting the closing of several county roads because of surface water.
According to the National Weather Service, Eagle Creek reached 9.15 feet at 2:30 a.m., slightly above minor flood stage, which is 9 feet.
The Blanchard River had crested at 10.07 feet at 8 a.m., well below minor flood stage of 11 feet. It was at 8.87 feet at 10 p.m. Monday. The river was not expected to flood, according to the National Weather Service.
According to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, the following county roads were closed due to flooding by surface water Monday night:
- Hancock County 109, east of Hancock County 220 in Allen Township.
- Hancock County 216 at Hancock County 23 in Washington Township.
- Hancock County 180, south of Ohio 568 in Marion Township.
- Ohio 330, north of Vanlue in Amanda Township.
- Allen Township Road 229, north of Hancock County 108.
- Ohio 613, west of Interstate 75 in Allen Township.
- Hancock County 236, at Cass Township 216.
- Hancock County 96, at Ohio 235 in Blanchard Township.
A flood watch remains in effect for Allen, Henry and Putnam counties through Wednesday, but was cancelled for Hancock and Seneca counties. The weather service is predicting Findlay could get up to another of inch of rain through Wednesday afternoon.
The rain will change to a little bit of snow Wednesday night and Thursday.