Shelby's Councilman Gates provides update on river rising
The Black Fork River in downtown Shelby is shown on Sunday, Jan. 3.
Recent weather, including rain, had caused the river to rise earlier in the weekend.

"Shortly after midnight this morning, the Black Fork in downtown #ShelbyOH had risen to approximately 4 feet above normal," Shelby City Councilman Garland Gates, citing U.S. Geological Survey data, reported on Twitter on Saturday, Jan 2.

Later in the day, Gates reported that 
"the water level has subsequently fallen to about 1.5 feel above normal."
Gates is a member of Shelby City Council's Safety Committee and a former Shelby mayor.