Region hit hard with flooding

Published 10:53 pm Sunday, May 2, 2010

Heavy rains Sunday have wreaked havoc with motorists and closed several roads across southern Ohio.

Throughout the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9 region, the following routes are closed due to flooding and washouts:

State Route 335 has been closed at the 2.0-mile marker near Sciotoville due to a mud slide.

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State Route 41, between the Brown County line and Bentonville;

State Route 73 at S.R. 32 in Adams County;

State Routes 348 and 781 near Wamsley in Adams County;

State Route 505 at U.S. 52 and Higginsport;

State Route 93, between Pedro and S.R. 373 in Lawrence County;

State Route 141 at S.R. 775 and north of Wilgus in Lawrence County;

State Route 650 at Little Pine Creek Road in Lawrence County;

State Route 124 at Idaho and near Latham in Pike County;

U.S. Route 52 near Friendship in Scioto County;

State Route 73 in Scioto County, from the Adams County line through the village of Rarden;

State Route 335 just north of Sciotoville and the Portsmouth corporation limit in Scioto County; and

State Route 772 at S.R. 73, north of Rarden in Scioto County.

While these closures are in effect until further notice, motorists must follow posted detours or seek alternate routes where no detour has been posted. They are also reminded that crossing any route which has been closed is strictly prohibited, and motorists are 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