The weekend’s heavy rains washed away a portion of County Road 22 in Perry Township.
Steve Bloomfield, assistant superintendent for the Morrow County Engineer, said Monday that “quite a bit of rain” hit that area on Sunday.
“Debris came out of the woods and plugged the culvert,” Bloomfield said.
It is a 60-inch culvert to the west of the roadway. The affected portion is the 7100 block of CR 22.
He received estimates from area residents that between 3 and 1/2 to 4 inches of rain fell in a short period of time.
Officially, the National Weather Service in Cleveland said Morrow County received an inch of rain Sunday and a half-inch on Saturday.
Residents had reported seeing a foot and a half to two feet of water running across the road, which is about a half-mile from State Route 314.
“It was just too much water too quick and that particular spot it took the whole bank away,” he said.
No other roads were damaged as badly, but some suffered minor disrepair. Crews continue to work on County Road 20 and traffic is being permitted to travel.
Work crews could be there for several days, Bloomfield noted.
“There are some spots on County Road 109 damaged, but not nearly this bad.”
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