Flooding, downed trees closing county and state roads

Published 10:24 am Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The warmer temperatures following Monday’s snow and ice storm now has county crews spending today opening up roads closed by fallen trees.

“We have multiple roads closed,” County Engineer Doug Cade said. “I couldn’t give you a number. They started calling at 5:30 this morning. We had had trees down all night long.”

Cade and his garage superintendent took care of opening up at least six roads.

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“Ice formed in the top of them and that has toppled the trees on the roadway,” Cade said.

As of 8 a.m. county crews were out clearing up the trees.

“We are cleaning up the ones we know about and trying to find new ones,” Cade said.

The Ohio Department of Transportation also has closed down the following state routes:

State Route 93 at Pedro;

State Route 141 at Arabia & Etna-Waterloo Road;

State Route 650 between S.R. 522 & Pine Grove;

State Route 775 south of S.R. 217 at Scottown; and

State Route 775 south of S.R. 141 at Wilgus.