LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- There's more rain in the forecast, and several streets and businesses along the Ohio River are already closed. 

The river is spilling over, shutting down several downtown streets. At the time of this writing, River Road remains closed, between 3rd Street and 8th Street, once again causing heavy backups during the morning commute.

Some intersections near the waterfront are covered by several feet of water.

Waterfront Park is also flooding in several areas, with some sidewalk areas are completely disappearing, swallowed up by the river. Water is beginning to spread into the playground areas as well.

The U.S. Coast Guard is closely monitoring the flooding, as our forecasts call for additional rain. The agency is stressing the importance of safety on or near the river.

"Be vigilant," said Lt. Michael Metz, of the U.S. Coast Guard. "Be careful. Look at what you're doing. The river rises quickly and its fast moving water so obviously would not recommend going into the water or anything. It's going to be dangerous."

The U.S. Coast Guard warns not to drive into standing water and tells drivers to avoid flooded areas. Just a few inches of rain could sweep a car away.

Water levels are rising quickly and things are expected to get worse -- so please use extreme caution.

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