April 4 Ohio River Flood Information

Important Information from the Wheeling-Ohio County Emergency Management Agency and Wheeling Public Safety on today's (Thursday, April 4) Ohio River flood.


Flooding Information:

-The Ohio River has reached “Moderate Flood Stage” – 40 feet - Be Aware of high water on various streets on Wheeling Island, Center Wheeling, and South Wheeling. (Expected crest is 41.9 feet late afternoon).

-If you are experiencing an emergency, call 9-1-1.

-Don’t drive through flooded streets, alleys or walk through high water. 


Major Road Closures:

-Water Street at Heritage Port (12-14th Street)

-Most of the South end of Wheeling Island, near Wheeling Island Stadium, Casino area.

-Area near Water Pollution Control in Center Wheeling
-Benwood area near 48th Street 

Update on WV Route 2 / River Road:

-Crews from Appalachian Power have completed electricity repairs.

-WVDOH is working to clean up the area and the road will remain closed through the day and into the evening Thursday. 


Parking Cars:

-Free Parking is available to park cars for those in flooded areas in the 10th Street and Intermodal Parking Garage. Use the Main Street side to enter/exit.

Access to Wheeling Island:

-I-70 Exit 0 and the Bridgeport Bridge will remain OPEN for RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES.

-Onlookers in vehicles are being asked to avoid flooded areas. 


Important Numbers:

-If the public has questions about flooding, please call the Emergency Management Agency at 304-234-3757. 

-When water recedes below flood stage, and residents need their basements pumped, please call 304-234-3711. Your address will be added to a list, and fire department personnel will respond. 


Tetanus Shots:

-The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department is offering free tetanus shots. Shots will be administered starting at 9 a.m., Friday, April 5 until 3 p.m. You must be a West Virginia resident and no appointment is needed. They can be reached at 304-234-3682.

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