Flood warning posted for Ocmulgee River

Wednesday's heavy rains of nearly a half-inch and the promise of more today will bring the Ocmulgee River out of its banks in Macon.

As of 5 a.m. the river was already at 17.25 feet and is expected to continue to rise to over flood stage of 18 feet sometime today, according to a Flood Warning issued by the National Weather Service.

Although actual rainfall totals may alter projections, the warning calls for the river to crest at 18.9 feet some time on Friday which will only cause minor flooding along the river.

At 19 feet portions of the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail will flood north of the Otis Redding Bridge and the river trail will be closed.