OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DISTRICT 11 OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS - 2201 Reiser Avenue SE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2008 (2:30 p.m.)
MEDIA ALERT UPDATE
FLOODING IMPACTS STATE HIGHWAYS IN TUSCARAWAS COUNTY
(NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO) --Due to today's rainfall and the increasing water levels in northern Tuscarawas County, additional roadways are now restricted.
SR 212 remains at the intersection of SR 800 at Zoar; it was closed Sunday afternoon, March 16th. However, no official detour is posted.
Additionally, SR 212 is now restricted just east of the intersection of SR 800 between Zoar and Somerdale, and between Somerdale and New Cumberland.
Beginning around 3 p.m. today, the traffic signal located at the Interstate 77 northbound exit ramp and SR 212 intersection at Bolivar will temporarily be out of service. A three-way stop condition will exist. This signal is temporarily being taken out of service to avoid costly damages to the signal cabinet and controls due to the current flooding and rise in water levels in that area.
All roadways will be reopened as soon as possible, but officials expect the restrictions to be in place through the weekend.
ODOT continues to urge motorists to use caution when driving near high water.
For a complete listing of road closures and restrictions due to high water and flooding, visit www.BuckeyeTraffic.org.
For more information, contact: Becky McCarty, Public Information Officer, at 330-308-3949 or at Becky.McCarty@dot.state.oh.us.
ODOT District 11 serves Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson and Tuscarawas counties.
ODOT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.