MILL TWP., Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – Late-week flooding south of Canton turns deadly.
The State Highway Patrol says a female driver ignored the “road closed” signs on Route 800 near Stillwater in Tuscarawas County on Saturday afternoon.
The woman was swept away and killed by the strong current.
a Flood Warning was in effect at the time.
A woman in Mechanicstown in Carroll County had to be rescued from her home Friday when waters from the Yellow Creek rose to four feet deep inside her house.
1.73 inches of rain was measured at the Harry Cleaver Field weather station near New Philadelphia between Thursday evening and Friday, but some parts of Ohio got 3 inches.
About a hundred people were evacuated from their homes in Heath in Licking County, and a portion of Route 79 was closed when the roadway was washed out.