Some Erie County roads impassable, flood warning for Huron River

Sheriff urges drivers to use caution and avoid flooded roadways
Sandusky Register Staff
Feb 21, 2014

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.

Comments

IT'S ME

Is the Sandusky Library open today? If they are I'm surprised since there are FLOOD WARNINGS.

Fibber Mcgee

and we should be at a level one also.

Maggdi

269 is open and has been since around 11:30 this morning

Swiftshot12

They need to create a gate like contraption in the areas that flood. It would save man power and keep people from trying to go around cones

Fromthe419

When I lived in Colorado, they had one of those on I-25. When it would snow bad and they had to close the Interstate, they closed the gate just north of Denver. It was very effective in keeping motorists off the road when we got blizzards.

thinkagain

They had the same gates outside Cheyenne on Route 25 & 80. I was rock climbing at Vedauwoo, when a blizzard came through. Just to get out of the park, one person had to walk in front of the car to figure out where the road was.