Rain closes Huron Co. road

Fayette Road shut down after high waters flood road
Tom Jackson
Dec 22, 2013
Heavy rains forced at least one road closure in Huron County Saturday, but most of the Sandusky area escaped flooding as of Saturday night.

A dispatcher at the Huron County Sheriff’s Office said Fayette Road in New London Township has been flooded and had closed and said other roads also likely would be closed.

“We have all of our township trustees out in the county looking at roads, trying to determine which ones are going to close,” she said.

Norwalk police reported no roads in the city closed as of 8:25 p.m. but said the street department was active in checking for high water. No state routes in Huron County were closed as of about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, said the Norwalk dispatcher for the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Erie County was checking for possibly flooded areas but had found nothing as of about 8 p.m., Chief Deputy Jared Oliver said.

“We’re constantly checking in the Milan area,” he said. “There’s been no reported flooding yet”

No flooding was reported in Ottawa County as of about 8 p.m. Saturday, a dispatcher said.

The National Weather Service’s Cleveland office had issued a flood warning for northern Ohio. Forecasters said Saturday night they expected the rain to continue through the night, weakening toward the morning.

The Ohio Emergency Management Agency warned motorists Saturday that if they do notice they are driving toward a flooded road, they should turn around for their own safety rather than trying to drive through it.

“Current ground saturation from the previous snow fall has made conditions suitable for flooding in many parts of the state” said Nancy Dragani, Ohio Emergency Management Agency. “We are particularly concerned about motorists traveling at night. This time of year it gets darker sooner making it difficult for travelers’ to determine roadway conditions particularly, flooded