CANTON, Ohio -- The National Weather Service is putting a portion of Stark County on alert.

A flood warning has been issued that impacts the Nimishillen Creek area near North Industry until late Thursday afternoon.

Water was at 9.7 feet as of 6:15 a.m. Flood stage is said to be at 9 feet.

“Never drive your car through flooded roadways,” the weather alert declares. “The water may be deeper than it appears.”

Forecasters say the river will fall below flood stage late this afternoon.

Other areas at risk in this flood warning include:

  • Spots south of Canton from Ridge Avenue to Allenford Drive
  • Low-lying roads between North Industry and Howenstine Drive

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