County routes close due to high water

Published 9:44 am Tuesday, May 8, 2012

State Route 141 remains closed today due to flooding and other routes in the county have also been affected by high water.

State Route 141 is closed between the 19.0 and the 22.0-mile markers, between County Road 2 (Buck Creek Road) and Township Road 320 (Old Forrest Ridge Road) in the Arabia and Waterloo areas. In addition, State Route 650 is closed between County Road 27 (Little Pine Road) and State Route 522, and State Route 217 is closed near State Route 378 at Linnville.

High water is being reported on State Route 243, near County Road 36 (McKinney Creek Road) and east of Getaway, as well as on State Route 378, just north of State Route 243 and at the 8.0-mile marker near Township Road 220 (Trace Creek-Marion Ridge Road) and State Route 141. Although these routes are passable at this time, closure may become necessary should water continue to rise.

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Motorists are reminded that crossing any closed route is strictly prohibited, and they are also reminded to exercise additional caution when traveling over 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