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Several roads reopen as flood waters recede

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By Jeff Moore

Several roads that have been closed for more than a week in Carroll County have reopened as flood waters along the Ohio River recede.

Officials said Monday that Notch Lick Road is now open. On Sunday, Blue Lick Road, Old Gilgal Road and Sheehan Road all reopened.

The Ohio River dropped to below flood stage Friday morning.

After cresting at 52.1 feet Wednesday at noon at the lower gauge of Markland Dam, the river has steadily dropped. Flood stage is 51 feet.

Carroll County Flood Plain Manager Mitchell Perkins said it is expected to continue dropping to about 45 feet by Tuesday.