Stories tagged with: flooding

June 23, 2015 - 4:08pm
5 weeks 4 days ago

Nine straight days of rain caused much flooding around the area. 

Not even golf courses were immune. 

The three ponds at Vista Golf Course overcame their banks and became a single, large pond. 

Vista's general manager, Ryan Schmidt, said he stopped counting the rain after six inches fell on the course. 

"There's spots where we just flat out couldn't mow," he said it was devastating. "Last week we mowed in the rain. There were days...

June 20, 2015 - 8:47pm
6 weeks 2 hours ago

Tropical storm Bill has left most of Southeast Ohio under a seemingly constant cloud cover and heavy rain.

We saw several inches today alone. The precipitation left roadways hazardous with standing water and debris. The saturation is also making it difficult for the groud to absorb the excess downpours leaving yards and farm lands flooded. Earlier this week Zanesville Fire Fighter Greg Brocklehurst discussed the dangers of driving through standing water.

"You really don't...

June 20, 2015 - 4:59pm
6 weeks 23 hours ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz warns people of standing water on roadways. 

He reported to us that many roads across the area are covered in water after a constant rain this week. Lutz urged drivers to be cautious when they come across high water on roads. 

There have also been numerous reports of debris covering roads. 

Fire departments continue to stress the mantra of "turn around, don't drown" meaning, if you see water covering the road, it...

June 18, 2015 - 5:40pm
6 weeks 2 days ago

Remnants of Tropical Storm Bill that are pummeling the South and the Midwest will be hitting the Southeastern Ohio region this weekend, causing flooding concerns.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross talked to us Thursday about ways to be prepared in the event of a flash flood. Executive Director, Marlene Henderson, said flash floods are the most dangerous, and are caused by rapid flooding of bodies of water in low-lying areas. Henderson said we're seeing some of those low-lying areas...

June 17, 2015 - 10:02pm
6 weeks 3 days ago

From the Coshocton County Sheriff's Office:

High Water Road Closures: This may not be a complete list of all of the county and townships roads with water. Please drive with caution. 

SR 715 behind Mohawk is closed

CR 6 south of CR 75 is closed due to high water.

At this time SR 16 has water over the roadway near the county line. ODOT is on scene and SR 16 is closed. Please us SR 60-SR 541 as a detour, but still be careful of flooded roadways.

TR 483C in...

April 10, 2015 - 5:08pm
16 weeks 1 day ago

Water isn't only leaving the banks of the Muskingum River this week.

Creeks and ponds all over Southeast Ohio are overflowing as well. The pond at Green Valley Golf Course left its banks Thursday. Golf Pro Steve Galloway said it's something they deal with each year. Despite dredging the pond and creek, the water still comes pouring out.

"Unfortunately when you're dependent on mother nature like we are, every spring this happens, sometimes a little bit worse," Galloway...

April 10, 2015 - 4:59pm
16 weeks 1 day ago

April showers may bring May flowers, but severe storms brings water pouring into people's yards.

Residents on Pioneer Drive, just south of Duncan Falls on State Route 60 are feeling the hurt from days of strong rain and wind. Trees blown over and water slowly rising, surrounding houses, but not yet rushing into them. We spoke with several residents who did not wish to appear on camera, but they said it's a problem they deal with each Spring. And each year, one family busts out their...

April 10, 2015 - 3:32am
16 weeks 2 days ago

 The Sheriff's Office in Guernsey County has issued a road emergency due to flooding in the area. 

Sheriff Michael Sheriff  McCauley has placed Guernsey County under a level 2 road advisory. 

The sheriff said roadways are hazardous with severe flooding and only those who feel it necessary to travel should be on the roadways.

To view road conditions in your area visit


April 9, 2015 - 6:54am
16 weeks 3 days ago

 The Ohio Department of Transportation's traffic website is reporting some road closures in our area due to high water. 

According to State Route 669 in Morgan County is closed near McConnelsville.

There's also a road closure in Coshocton County on State Route 715. The roadway there is closed between County Road 20 and the Village of Walhonding. 

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office said they've also gotten reports of high water on State Route 16 in...

March 2, 2015 - 5:15pm
21 weeks 5 days ago

A combination of warmer temperatures, heavy rain and snow cover could cause some flooding issues Tuesday and Wednesday.

Anyone in low lying areas or in a flood plain is being encouraged to stay on alert for rising water in the next few days. Cold temperatures have left the ground frozen, and any rain that falls or snow that melts will quickly run off the surface. Community Disaster Educator Martha Staley told us the organization is concerned about tomorrow's weather. With that in mind...

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