Additional Closures Affecting Local Roadways
Chillicothe (Saturday, May 22, 2010 – 7 a.m.) – Although water is starting to recede after yesterday's heavy storms, several routes in Adams County, as well as two routes in Scioto County, are closed due to flash flooding.
In Scioto County, state Route 73 is closed at Otway and S.R. 772 is closed just north of Rarden, where county crews are addressing high water, berm washouts and debris.
Currently, state routes 73, 348, and 781 in Adams County are closed at various locations, while state routes 41 and 247 are now open. (Specifically, S.R. 73 is closed from the 10.45 to 15.68-mile marker; S.R. 781, 10.00-10.90-mm; and S.R. 348, 0.00-13.77-mm.)
Berm has also been washed out on S.R. 41, S.R. 348, S.R. 781, S.R. 247, S.R. 125 in Adams County, and heavy debris is reported on S.R. 781 and S.R. 348. Although these routes are open, crews will working throughout the day to clear and repair roads, ditches and berms.
Crews in Highland County are also working on all routes there to assess damages and making necessary repairs. All routes in Highland County remain open; however, motorists will want to exercise caution when traveling through work zones.
Motorists are also reminded that crossing any closed route is strictly prohibited.
For information on lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, flooding or other related traffic events throughout the state, visit Buckeye Traffic on ODOT's web site at www.buckeyetraffic.org
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, public information officer
ODOT District 9
740-774-8834 (office) or 740-637-9037 (mobile)