Drivers beware, heavy rains bring flooding


By Eamon Baird

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TIPP CITY — Drivers are advised to proceed with caution on city and county roads because of flooding from the storms of Tuesday, April 2.

Early this morning a female was rescued from her vehicle after she drove around a road closed sign in the Tipp City area on Tipp Elizabeth Road near Lost Creek Prairie.

As of noon on Wednesday, the only major road closures were located at Tipp City. They were located at state Route 571 between First Street and state Route 202; and Tipp Elizabeth Street between Second Street and state Route 202 according to a Tipp City Facebook post.

Loryn Bryson, public information officer for the Ohio Department Of Transportation (ODOT) District 7, said drivers need to be extra aware of the roads in the aftermath of storms.

“So, if you see those barriers that are up, remember that they are out there for a reason,” Bryson said. “When you do see water on the road just be extra cautious when you’re traveling in areas of high water.”

Bryson said if drivers are traveling on a state routes and see potentially dangerous flooding, they can contact ODOT at 937-492-1141.

Lauren Karch, communications coordinator for Troy, said there were no major road closures in the city but some flooding on the Troy Golf Course.

There were also no reports of any road closures in the city of Piqua.

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