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Allen County road closure update

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 8:41 am

The Allen County Highway Department reports the following roads are closed to through traffic caused by high water as of 8:30 a.m. Monday:

*West Hamilton Road north of Aboite Center Road

*Ellison Road between Branstrator Road and Liberty Mills Road

*Ellison Road between Yohne Road and Liberty Mills Road

*Houk Road between Maples Road and Rohrbach Road

*Parent Road between Hartzell Road and Maplecrest Road

*Paulding Road between Morgan Road and State Line Road

*Cook Road east of Butt Road

*Watterson Road between Wesley Chapel Road and Madden Road

There are several other county roads that are open but have “High Water” warning signs in place.

The highway department reminds motorists that if they encounter a flooded road, be sure to “Turn Around, Don’t Drown.” According to the National Weather Service, most flash flooding deaths are vehicle related. Six inches of standing water is enough to cause passenger cars to stall and a foot of water will float many vehicles. Motorists should never drive through flooded roadways, especially if the water is moving rapidly, and never drive around the barriers warning you that the road is flooded.