***Updated 9:15 a.m. ***
High Water is causing problems for some of those in our region Tuesday morning due to flooding in Perry County.
In Perry County the sheriff’s office said there are high water reports everywhere from Crooksville south to Corning. Those include:
State Route 93 from Buzzards Glory to the Midway Speedway
State Route 155 in both directions at State Route 13
State Route 37 at Mile Marker 15 in both directions
State Route 669 at the Perry/Morgan County line closed in both directions
State Route 13 at 6 Mile turn
The area of Rose Farm is also reportedly experiencing high water
Perry County Emergency Management Director Rita Spicer said that the Muskingum Valley Red Cross has set up up a shelter in Crooksville. They evacuated around 90 people from the Village Green Apartments. The shelter will be located Crooksville Hgh School.
Spicer also said that they closed the railroad line through the Village of Corning. North and South Valley Streets were under water 3-4 feet in some areas. Main Street was also under water. Those evacuated in Corning were taken to other homes that were not affected by the rising water levels.
Currently Perry County has declared a flood emergency.
Across the border in Hocking County there are also reports of high water on State Route 595 in both directions.
It’s advised to not drive through high water. One foot of high water is enough to float a vehicle.
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The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office said there is high water reported in the Adams Mills area on State Route 16.