March 17, 2015

Don’t canoe or kayak on Ohio and other tributaries

BATAVIA, Ohio (March 16, 2015) — The Ohio River is expected to remain above flood stage through Thursday. Local public safety officials urge residents to avoid recreational activities on or around the Ohio River and swollen tributaries until floodwaters recede. This includes canoeing and kayaking through flooded backwater areas as well as exploring around streams and creeks.

Numerous roads remain closed due to high water. Residents should heed road closure and high water signs. Do not drive over or around road closure signs and barricades.

As of this release the following roads are closed:

Village of New Richmond
Susanna Way
Sophia Street
Plum Street @ Market Street
Western Street @ Susanna Way
Plenty Street between Washington Street & Susanna Way
Light Street between Front Street & Walnut Street
Main Street between Market Street & Front Street
Willow Street between Walnut Street & Sycamore Street
Market Street between Plum Street & Dickenson Street
Front Street between Union Street & Susanna Way
Race Street between Front Street & Market Street
Elm Street between Front Street & Market Street

Village of Neville
Walnut @ Forest Street

Pierce Township
Old US 52 between Nine Mile and SR 749
Old US 52 & Pond Run Road
Locust Corner Road @ Nine Mile Road
Palestine Street
Steamboat Lane
Old Kellogg between Nine Mile and Eight Mile

Ohio Township
Fagins Run @ SR 132

Monroe Township
US 52 at Pt. Pleasant
US 52 @ SR 232
SR 232 between US 52 and SR 756
US 52 @ Clermontville Laurel
Clermontville Spur

Washington Township
Neville Spur

Miami Township
Wolfpen Pleasant Hill Road

Goshen Township
6640 SR 48 – closed due to pothole

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