OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
DISTRICT 11 OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS - 2201 Reiser Avenue SE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 25, 2008 (4:00 p.m.)
MEDIA ALERT UPDATE
SOME STATE HIGHWAYS BEGINNING TO REOPEN
(NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO) --Some area roadways are beginning to reopen today that have been closed since last week due to high water and flooding in Carroll, Harrison, Holmes, and Tuscarawas counties. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11 reports the following state highways still closed or restricted:
SR 212, Carroll and Tuscarawas Counties
Closed from the intersection of SR 542 in Carroll County to I-77 at Bolivar in Tuscarawas County.
SR 39, Carroll County
Closed east of Dellroy at Dellroy's elementary school.
SR 542, Carroll County
Closed between Dellroy and Fargo Rd. and restricted near Magnolia.
SR 799, Harrison County
Restricted near Clendening Lake.
SR 60, Holmes County
Restricted south of Killbuck.
I-77 Interchange at Bolivar, Tuscarawas County
The I-77 northbound exit ramp at Bolivar is closed. I-77 mainline and the southbound on and off ramps are not affected. Officials anticipate this roadway reopening to traffic by the weekend.
SR 258, Tuscarawas County
Closed between Stillwater and West Chester.
SR 800, Tuscarawas County
Closed between SR 416 and Mineral City. Weather permitting, this roadway may reopen tomorrow.
No official detours are posted. Officials continue to monitor the water levels closely and will reopen these remaining roadways as soon as possible.
For information about local and county road closures in Tuscarawas County, contact the Emergency Management Agency's dedicated Road Closure Information line at 330-339-7838.
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.