The much needed rain turned into a mess for Zanesville City workers Friday afternoon. Officials say part of Linden Avenue, just east of the Y-bridge, flooded when a drain was clogged and all the heavy rain water could not drain. City workers told us that the one lane, under a bridge just off the Y-bridge, designed for high profile trucks was flooded out around 2:30 due to grass and mud that had accumulated in the drain. Officials say it took crews around an hour to clear out the drain and...
The Army Corps of Engineers is keeping a close eye on Dillon Lake and the downstream into the Muskingum River.
The area has received four inches of rain over the past several days.
"We monitored McConnelsville particularly from Saturday all the way through Saturday night and up until Sunday morning-in the event that it might take a pretty significant rise. We were going to immediately shut down," says project manager, Cliff Kilpatrick.
Water sources in our area continue to recede as drier weather comes back into the picture, but there was a major concern for flooding this past weekend.
Dillon Lake Resource Manager, Clifton Kilpatrick, says his office was monitoring water levels around the area. He indicated there was a lot of water flowing through Newark, McConnelsville, and Dresden. Kilpatrick says he was concerned through Saturday night, especially because more rain was expected.