Michele Spring Reporting:

(Tuesday, February 12, 2019) Tuscarawas County, Ohio – The Tuscarawas Valley and much of the surrounding area is under a flood watch as precipitation continues into the evening.

According to the Army Corps Engineers, Tuscarawas County has already received an inch and a quarter of rain.

Tuscarawas County Emergency Management Agency Director Alex McCarthy says that currently, the biggest impact is along State Route 800, where water has exceeded a ditch onto the roadway.

“Whenever you see water flooding over a roadway, you should never drive over it. It doesn’t take a whole lot of water to move a vehicle especially if the water is moving rapidly. Where we’re going to see a lot of water pull over roadways is low-lying roads behind the damns and low-lying roadways next to ditches.”

With a flood watch in effect until February 13th at 1 p.m., the area is supposed to get an additional one and a half inches of precipitation.

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