Updated Fri, Jan 27, 2012 7:50 am
Rivers are rising in Ohio following downpours that swamped streets and closed a road in Cincinnati because authorities said a nearby hillside was weakened by the rain.
The National Weather Service reported minor flooding Friday along waterways including the Grand River in northeast Ohio and the Scioto River in southern Ohio.
The Ohio River was near flood stage in Cincinnati.
Police reported road closures due to high water at several spots in southern and southwest Ohio.
Friday morning commuters in Cincinnati were warned to find another route around a road shut down in the city's Price Hill area. Officials said there was a risk of a mudslide and of trees falling into the road.
Thursday's 1.57 inches of rain in Cincinnati set a record for Jan. 26.