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Flooding causes road closures, evacuations in Wayne County

Posted: 6:59 PM, Jul 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-22 07:50:41-04
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A Flood Warning is in effect for Wayne County until 11:45 a.m. Monday as local officials say flooding remains ongoing in several areas.

Road Closures

Almost all roadways in Apple Creek were closed due to flooding, according to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.

The Wayne County Engineer's Office shared a photo of a massive sinkhole in the middle of McCoy Road.

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Timken Road, Madison Avenue, Bever Street, Old Columbus Road are all flooded, according to officials.

Officials advised residents in these areas to stay where they are and remain inside. They are reminding motorists to never drive through high water.

Evacuations

The City of Wooster had a mandatory evacuation for Bauer Road, according to Apple Creek Fire Department.

Around 9 p.m., officers used two boats to evacuate eight people from their homes on Bauer Road.

Officers are also working to evacuate around 400 people from the Prairie Lane Lake Park campground. The evacuation is mandatory as more rain is expected throughout the night.

According to the Apple Creek Fire Department, there has only been one water rescue, but they are prepared for more. Officials said there are no reports of serious injuries.

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