Overnight rain causes flooding in Northeast Ohio, impacts morning commute

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Consistent rain overnight left some Northeast Ohio residents concerned about flooding.

The water level in Brooklyn's Big Creek increased at a steady rate overnight.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the Big Creek's water level was measured at 10 feet at 5 a.m. Monday morning. The Big Creek's flood level is estimated at approximately 11 feet.

Before Sunday night's rain, the creek's water level has been consistently measures around two feet.

Big Creek is the third largest tributary of the lower Cuyahoga River and is prone to flooding with heavy rainfall. Several local businesses suffered damage from flash floods in April and June of this year.

MAP: Areas most likely to flood in NE Ohio

They heavy rain also impacted several significant roadways around Northeast Ohio for the Monday morning commute.

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