Heavy rain causes high water on roads

There were numerous reports of flooding across Seneca County Saturday.

A Tiffin Police Department spokeswoman said while there were no road closures Saturday evening, high water signs were posted on Clinton Street at the railroad tracks and at Perry Street near the railroad tracks. There was nothing to clear the water, meaning the signs would be posted until the water went down, she said.

Throughout the day, Tiffin Public Works Department cleared drains at West Market Street and Frost Parkway, Coe and Hedges streets, Hedges and Hancock streets, Hedges and Scheiber streets, Melmore and Circular streets and Main Street, the spokeswoman said.

There was no flooding after the drains were cleared, she said.

A Seneca County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said Saturday evening there were reports of flooding throughout the county. As of 7:24 p.m., there were reports of at least 19 roads that were flooded, the spokeswoman said. These roads included US 224 east of SR 67; CR 50 near the 2000 block; SR 4 near SR 162; CR 48 near SR 18 at the viaduct; the 4000, 5000 and 7000 blocks of South SR 53; SR 231 North of CR 6; CR 37 between CR 38 and CR 15; CR 58 between SR 19 and SR 4; and the westbound lane of US 224 in the 11000 block east of Attica.

There also was flooding or closures at CR 43 and CR 38; CR 48 and TR 123; SR 635 south of CR 592; TR 15 between SR 18 and CR 50; Lelar Street in Clinton Township; the 7000 block of East SR 18; Euclid Avenue between Sandusky Street and Hopewell Avenue; and CR 592 west of SR 635, she said.

The spokeswoman said three-fourths of a mile north of Izakk Walton League CR 33 had gravel wash out on the shoulder and SR 101 near Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Department was flooded.

SR 101 was the only road Ohio Department of Transportation was going to possibly close, but they had not done so as of 8 p.m. Saturday night, she said. The spokeswoman said high water signs were placed at all the reported flooding locations.