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Ironton putting up gates, dismissing school early

Because of the heavy rains causing flooding on the Ohio River and surrounding waterways, the City of Ironton will be putting up floodwalls around town on Thursday afternoon.

Crews will start putting up flood gates at Storms Creek between 1:30–2 p.m. To keep traffic flowing, the Ohio Department of Transportation will be opening McPherson Street to U.S. 52 around 2-2:30 p.m.

  • Ironton schools will be closing early. The elementary school will dismiss at 1 p.m., pre-school at 1:20 p.m., middle and high school will be dismissed at 2 p.m. There is no school Friday or Monday. parent-teacher conferences have been rescheduled for March 16.
  • Ironton Catholic Schools is dismissing at 1:30 p.m. because of the flood gates going up. As of 11 a.m., St. Joseph High School is still having parent-teacher conferences at 5 p.m.
  • Rock Hill schools originally was going to start Thursday with a two-hour delay but cancelled school due to flooding in the district. However, parent-teacher conferences will still be held from 3-8:30 p.m.
  • Symmes Valley also started off with a two-hour delay before cancelling classes. Parent-teacher conferences were cancelled and haven’t been rescheduled yet.