ODOT crews cleaning up after heavy rains
NEW video highlights cleaning efforts
 
 
HOCKING COUNTY (Thursday, July 11, 2013) - After many days of hard rain throughout several southeastern Ohio communities, ODOT District 10 crews are busy clearing debris from roads and clogged culverts. 
 
Several counties including Athens, Noble, Monroe, Hocking and Washington have roads closed due to flooding and high water. 
 
“With flood waters slowly receding, our crews have been hard at work for nearly three days repairing pavement and cleaning ditches to ensure people and goods continue to move safely,” said ODOT District 10 Deputy Director Steve Williams.  
 
In Hocking County, nearly three miles of State Route 664 were flooded, washing away a portion of pavement and filling ditches and culverts with nearly 40 cubic yards of sand and dirt.
 
ODOT’s newest video shows Hocking County crews repairing the pavement on SR 664 and cleaning out culverts and ditches.
 
In District 10 alone, there are more than 15 roads closed or restricted due to flooding and high water.  ODOT continues to monitor water levels and respond to any issues impacting traffic.
For more information on closed roads due to flooding visit ODOT’s premier traffic website www.ohgo.com. 
 
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For more information contact:
David Rose, Public Information Officer, at (614) 623-4814 or email david.rose@dot.state.oh.us