Ohio Department of Transportation    Traffic Advisory

District 9  Vaughn Wilson, P.E., Deputy Director
650 Eastern Avenue • Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

Brown-52 Closed Due To Slip
High Water Forcing Other Closures

(Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 8:30 a.m.) – U.S. Route 52 in Brown County has been closed this morning due to a landslide and downed power lines.

The route is closed near the 16-mile marker, near Three Mile Creek Road between Aberdeen and Ripley and in the area of the ongoing construction project.

Crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation and the local utility company will be working today to clear the route today; however, the route is closed until further notice. Motorists may detour via U.S. 62 at Ripley to S.R. 353 at Red Oak to S.R. 763, west of Decatur, to U.S. 52 at Aberdeen.

U.S. 52 is also reduced to one lane between Aberdeen and the Adams County line due to mudslide in this area. Traffic is being maintained in one lane, and crews will be working throughout the day to clear the route here.

In addition, S.R. 41 in Adams County is closed between the Brown County line and S.R. 136 at Bentonville due to high water. Motorists may detour via S.R. 763 in Brown County to S.R. 125 and S.R. 41 at West Union.

In Lawrence County, S.R. 141 is reduced to one lane just north of Bald Knob-Dog Fork Road due to a slip. Traffic is being maintained with temporary signals.

And in Pike County, S.R. 220 is restricted at River Road due to high water and a blocked culvert. The route is open; however, motorists are advised to exercise additional caution.

Motorists are reminded that crossing any closed route is strictly prohibited and to exercise additional caution when traveling over any route which remains open but where standing water may be present.

For information on additional 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
1-740-774-8834, direct line & outside Ohio
E-mail: D09.PIO@dot.state.oh.us