Water Recedes after Portion of SR 39 Closed from 5 Inches of Rainfall

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Mary Alice Reporting:

(Saturday, June 9th) Tuscarawas County, Ohio – First responders were up late into the night after heavy rainfall caused portions of State Route 39 to be submerged under a flash flood.

County officials are asking motorists that if you see a road closed or high water sign to not drive around it, especially on SR 39 near the Carroll County line.

Friday evening the area experienced flash flooding in the Atwood Lake, Barnhill, and Roswell area causing the roadway to be under water and the berm to wash away.

The Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office reports ODOT crews were working overnight and the roadway has since reopened to traffic; however, motorists are still asked to drive with caution in northeastern Tuscarawas County, especially in the townships of Warren, Fairfield, and Union, as well as the southeastern part of Carroll County.

Over a dozen other roads were closed as well due to the five inches of rainfall and as a result, a home on Echo Lake Road suffered extensive basement damage.

(Photo from the Tuscarawas County Emergency Managment Agency)

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