Flood waters rise, streets and yards soaked

BRACEVILLE TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKBN) – A flood warning remains in effect for Trumbull County as flood waters continue to cause headaches for residents.

Heavy rains Wednesday and early Thursday have flooded areas in Braceville, Austintown, Berlin Center, Austintown and Jackson Township, among other areas across the Valley.

Some roads in Braceville, namely at Eagle Creek Road and Braceville-Robinson Road have standing water. A section of Eagle Creek Road is closed, but people still were seen driving through Thursday morning.

Martha Molnar, who has lived in the area for 15 years, said this is actually mild flooding compared to other years.

“We are used to it and we know other people don’t realize what is going on. It’s big to them and it’s not big to us,” Molnar said.

However, Molnar said that if it wasn’t for the large ditch by her house, she would have more problems.

The heavy rains are also to blame for a sinkhole that opened up on Route 5 in Braceville Township between Route 82 and Route 534.

Yards and fields are saturated in many areas and reports of basements taking in water have been reported in Girard.

Residents in Leavittsburg are keeping an eye on the Mahoning River as the water continues rise.

Downed power lines in Austintown have left between 100 to 500 customers without power on New Road.

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