Wednesday, June 17, 2015 – After days of storms and heavy rainfall, the rain continues to fall on fully saturated ground and swollen creeks.
The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office is advising drivers to “beware of high water on roadways. With the ground already saturated and rain continuing, ditches are full and low lying areas are flooded. Water is building up and accumulating on roadways making travel hazardous in areas. ODOT and County Highway crews are putting warning signs up but may not get to every area. Drivers are urged to use caution. Do not try to drive through standing water on the roadways.”
County Road 23 just east of State Route 61 may be impassable by now due to rising water. Sheriff Brenneman reports the southern half of the county seems to have more flooding, with a home on Rd. 165 reportedly flooded. Teh intersection of State Route 529 and State Route 61 is also a vulnerable area and areas around Chesterville reportedly have high water.
The National Weather Service out of Cleveland is predicting a 90 percent chaince of rain today with new rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. A 60 percent chance of rain remains through Thursday night, so relief is not in sight until Friday.