The forecast is looking wet into the weekend due to an approaching warm front. Rain will move into Ohio late tonight and persist through Saturday night – heaviest on Saturday.
The worst is projected for Northwest Ohio with significant river flooding possible. At this time, southeast Ohio isn’t forecast to encounter river flooding.
High Winds will occur Saturday through Sunday as the following cold front passes. The combination of saturated ground and strong wind is prime for trees to blow over – stay alert.
County Road 25, “Long Run Road”, will be closed again today from 1:30-3:30pm. Closure will be from the intersection of Cole Hill Rd (Twp 579)/Long Run to the intersection of Coolville Ridge Rd (CR90).
The below list of road closures due to High Water is current as of 10AM today, 30 Dec 2019. Turn Around – Don’t Drown!
As of Friday afternoon, County Road 29 “Big Bailey Run Road” opened with new bridge in place.
Enjoy and drive safe! Happy New Years!
Be safe, “Turn Around – Don’t Drown”!
Please take caution while driving today due to water on road surfaces. If you encounter water across the road, remember “Don’t Drown – Turn Around”.
The Athens County Engineer’s office has closed Big Bailey Run Road (CR29) until further notice. The closure is at the bridge .6 miles from SR13. The bridge has been deemed unsafe and a new bridge has been ordered to replace it. The closure may extend two months or more.
The wind advisory is in effect from 10 AM until 7 PM Wednesday 11/27 and the high wind warning is in effect from 10 AM Wednesday until 7 AM Thursday.
Wind gusts up to 50 mph are possible across the advisory area, with wind gusts up to 60 mph possible across the high wind warning area.
Power outages and tree damage will be possible.
McDougal Road (CR28) closed today and tomorrow between SR550 and Laffolette Rd (T-334) from 9AM – 6PM for repair. However, morning school bus traffic is permitted to pass.