City closes riverwalk due to Ocmulgee flooding

The Ocmulgee Heritage Trail in downtown Macon will be closed as long as the river is above flood stage.

Employees put up cones at the Spring Street entrance this afternoon as the Ocmulgee River began to flood.

The National Weather Service has expected the water would begin to recede early tomorrow.

Kent Frantz, a hydrologist from the National Weather Service, said the drought helped prepare the midstate for the heavy rains as there was enough leeway with water levels to prevent major flooding.

Macon received about four and a half inches of rain in about 24 hours.