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Some Erie County roads impassable, flood warning for Huron River

Sandusky Register Staff • Aug 27, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Snow melt and rain have contributed to flooding on several Erie County's roads.

Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth is urging motorists to avoid several areas and use caution in others.

Residents are also urged to call 911 if they observe flooded roadways where there are no signs or barricades posted.

BERLIN TWP

•Chapin Road between Barrows and Mason Roads- COMPLETELY CLOSED, (vehicle stuck in high water

•Wikel Road between Huff Road and State Route 113 East

FLORENCE TWP

•Joppa Road near Mason Road in Florence Township

•State Route 113 East near Harrison Manufacturing in Florence Township

GROTON TWP

•State Route 269 between Portland and Strecker Roads in Groton Township.

 

AN ALERT FOR THE HURON RIVER

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE HURON RIVER NEAR MILAN. AT 1:30 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 10.0 FEET. FLOOD STAGE IS 18.0 FEET. THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO RISE TO NEAR FLOOD STAGE THIS AFTERNOON. THE FLOOD WILL CAUSE ICE TO BREAK UP OR BECOME JAMMED. ICE JAMS ARE VERY UNPREDICTABLE CAUSING SHARP RIVER RISES AND FALLS. AT 18.0 FEET FLOODING OCCURS IN LOW LYING AREAS ALONG THE RIVER FROM MILAN TO FRANKLIN FLATS.

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