High Water Forces Road Closures
Chillicothe (Monday, March 7, 2011) - The following routes on the state and federal highway system in southern Ohio are closed today due to flooding:
• S.R. 239 at U.S. 52 and West Portsmouth;
• S.R. 73 underpass at U.S. 52 and S.R. 852; and
• S.R. 220 at River Road, south of Waverly, in Pike County.
Closures will remain in effect until further notice, and motorists are reminded that crossing any closed route is strictly prohibited. Motorists are also advised to exercise extreme caution when crossing 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, 1-888-819-8501, ext. 774-8834, toll free in Ohio
or 1-740-774-8834, direct line & outside Ohio
or email D09.PIO@dot.state.oh.us