Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Region

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Associated Press
Bethany Venable

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Updated Thu, Mar 15, 2012 3:59 pm

UPDATE 4:00 p.m. The flash flood watch issued by the National Weather Service for southeastern Ohio, northeastern Kentucky and West Virginia remains in effect until 10 p.m.
 


Update: 12:00 p.m.

Flooding concerns are causing Vinton County Local Schools to dismiss two hours early.

The elementary schools will be out at 12:30 p.m.

The high school and middle school will dismiss at 1:30 p.m.


A mobile home park in central Ohio is being evacuated and a school district has closed two schools due to flooding from storms.

Media outlets report the trailer park in Hebron was being evacuated early Thursday after water rose to front doors.
 
Lakewood Local Schools in Licking County closed Hebron Elementary School and Jackson Intermediate School on Thursday. A district spokeswoman says classes were cancelled because buses were having difficulty getting to students due to high water on roads.
 
The National Weather Service has received reports throughout the morning of hail and flooding in Licking County and neighboring Fairfield County. According to the NWS in Charleston, West Virginia, a flash flood watch is in effect for southeastern Ohio, northeastern Kentucky and West Virginia through this evening as "multiple rounds of thunderstorms" are expected to pass through the area.  
 
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