- Associated Press - Friday, January 1, 2016

The high water causing problems in Illinois and Missouri is heading south toward Memphis, Tennessee.

The Mississippi River is expected to crest in Memphis at 42 feet Jan. 9. Although no major flooding was expected in the city, officials are moving to protect roads and a local airport.

Meanwhile, other parts of Tennessee and western Kentucky face flood threats as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Valley Authority work to control water levels.

The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for the Cumberland River at Dover, Tennessee, through Monday evening.

Minor flooding along the Ohio River is affecting the Kentucky cities of Owensboro and Paducah. The river isn’t expected to crest until Thursday. Moderate flooding was reported along the Green River near Paradise, Kentucky.

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