River level drops from Wednesday

Water flows in Sandusky River under the Washington Street bridge Thursday. To view more photos of the water, visit cu.advertiser-tribune.com.

Rain fell Thursday, and a flood warning was issued for the area.

National Weather Service had issued a flash flood watch until 8 p.m. and a flood warning until 10 p.m. Thursday.

Sandusky River at Tiffin was at 7.82 inches at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, according to the weather service.

Its highest forecast was 7.7 feet at 2 p.m. today.

Action stage is 6 feet, and minor flood stage is 9 feet, according to National Weather Service.

The river level had increased by about 6 inches in half an hour Wednesday.

About 5:30 p.m. Thursday, a train official reported to Seneca County Sheriff’s Office that someone had driven under a train viaduct on TR 197 in Attica, got stuck and was standing chest-deep in water.

The driver was not there when the rescue crew arrived, but a person showed up, a sheriff’s office spokeswoman said.

A person was checked by Attica-Venice-Reed EMS District, and there were no injuries, she said.

Attica-Venice-Reed Fire District and Seneca County Sheriff’s Office assisted, and the county’s Echo unit was canceled, the spokeswoman said.

Roads affected by high water Thursday were SR 101 at TR 179; SR 19 at SR 778; SR 19 at TR 175; CR 33 and CR 38; SR 18, from north of Republic; TR 112, between TR 101 and SR 18; SR 19 at US 224; US 224 at the Huron County line; TR 122, east of CR 43; TR 73 at CR 51; Greenfield Road and CR 15; US 224 and TR 159; the 1000 block of CR 43; CR 40; CR 5; SR 12 at SR 635; Tiffin’s Charlotte Street; and Fostoria’s Mid-Block.

Seneca County Engineer’s Office had run out of high water signs by 3 p.m., according to the sheriff’s office.

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