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Continued rain causing traffic delays, more flooding, fallen trees

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Posted at 7:16 PM, Jun 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-21 08:12:04-04

The rain is back, and it's causing problems for drivers, homeowners and first responders across the area.

What's next

1 to 3 inches of rain is likely by day's end. Some areas will see storms with chances for higher rain totals in those isolated areas.

This morning

Many roads had previously been closed due to flooding, but high waters are finding their way to the highway as well.

On Rockside Road near I-77, water has been pooling overnight, making some areas dangerous for commuters.

The rain also caused some delays on I-480 eastbound near Granger Road after a small landslide inched toward the right lane. The lane has since reopened.

High water has been accumulating near some exits, including here at the I-480 Broadway Avenue exit.

Road closures

  • Vaughn Road at Riverview Road
  • Riverview Road between West Bath Road and Ira Road
  • OH-13 south of Geisinger Road
  • State Route 62 west of West Center Street
  • Manchester Road between Comet Road and Yager Road due to surface collapse
  • State Route 82 between Abbey Road and York Road

Click here for more traffic updates.

If you see high water while driving, do not attempt to pass through it. Turn around, don't drown.

Power of 5 meteorologist Trent Magill discusses the impact of the most recent storms:

More flooding
With a saturated ground and already swollen rivers, another round of big rains will likely mean more flooding Thursday and Friday. Many areas are still underwater from the previous round of heavy rains.

West Creek in Parma reached flood stage water levels within 15 minutes, according to Power of 5 meteorologist Trent Magill.

RELATED: Flooding, heavy rain wreak havoc on Summit and Stark counties

Two boys in Canal Fulton picked their grandpa up using a canoe after roads flooded so badly it became too dangerous to take a vehicle.

Areas in minor flood stage should stay on alert
Te Power of 5 weather team is keeping an eye on river gauges across the area to show which areas are currently experiencing flooding or near-flooding, and which are at risk for more flooding.

Northern rains could cause more flooding further south
Heavy rains have left many areas in Summit County and northern Medina County flooded and the high rain accumulation totals are beginning to cause flooding in areas further south.


Weather alerts

The following counties are under a River Flood Warning:
Cuyahoga- until 11:17 a.m. Friday
Erie- until 10:50 p.m. Friday
Holmes- until 2 a.m. Monday
Lorain- until 8 p.m. Friday
Wayne: until 2 a.m. Monday

The following counties are under a Flood Warning until 10 a.m. Friday:

The following counties are under a Flood Warning until 1:30 p.m. Friday:

RELATED: Stark County Emergency Management Agency has some tips for people impacted by flooding