Flash flooding in Richland County has caused some roads in the southern and western parts of the county to be closed. As of 2:00pm this afternoon, the following roads were still closed: County Hwy Q near the intersection of County Hwy E to Jackson Dr., County Hwy E near Brushy Ln, County Hwy F near the intersection of County Hwy U, and County Hwy W near the intersection of State Hwy 60. Townships/Municipalities affected include the Towns of Akan, Dayton, Eagle, Rockbridge, Richwood, and Sylvan and Villages of Boaz, Bosstown, and Excelsior.
As of 2:00pm, all State and Federal highways are open and passable.
Please use caution when traveling in areas of the County with high water as numerous township and county roads were impacted by the flash flood event early this morning. Many roads may still have high water crossing over them or may be covered with mud and flood debris creating hazardous travel conditions.
Remember “Turn around, don’t drown”! When water covers a roadway, there is no way to know the condition of the road to ensure it has not washed out. Water over roadways can also cause damage to a vehicle and/or sweep it away in the flowing water.
We encourage the public to monitor their favorite media outlets to stay informed of changing road and weather conditions.