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MOUNT VERNON — Early reports from Saturday’s floods indicate county infrastructure took a comparatively light hit, but emergency crews were busy with water-related rescues.

As of this morning, only two of the many roads made hazardous due to high water over the weekend were still reported closed. Damage to a culvert and bridge has two other roads closed while repairs are carried out.

EMS personnel were out for water rescues on at least nine roads Saturday and two more early Sunday morning, according to Knox County 911 records. The nature of the emergencies is unknown, and no reports have been filed with law enforcement, Knox County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Jay Sheffer said.

Regional Red Cross Director Rod Cook reported that the Red Cross is assisting one family from Knox County due to the flooding. Cook had no further information, as of press time.

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Images
  • Paula Walton/News
  • Joshua Morrison/News The Kokosing River in Mount Vernon swiftly passes under the viaduct.
  • Joshua Morrison/News Lucerne Road outside of Fredericktown is closed.
  • Joshua Morrison/News The Kokosing Gap Trail parking lot on Lower Gambier Road is underwater.
  • Joshua Morrison/News The foot bridge that crosses Center Run is covered with debris.
  • Joshua Morrison/News The dead end of Chestnut Street where it meets Center Run.
  • Joshua Morrison/News Beckley Road is closed between State Route 13 and Upper Fredericktown Road on Sunday.
  • Joshua Morrison/News Beckley Road is closed between State Route 13 and Bryant Road on Sunday.
  • Joshua Morrison/News Watson Road and State Route 661 just south of Brandon.
  • Joshua Morrison/News A swollen creek near Sycamore Road.
  • Joshua Morrison/News A bridge was washed out by flood waters on Simmons Church Road, between State Route 657 and Johnstown Road on Saturday. The road is closed indefinitely.
  • Joshua Morrison/News Broken corn stalks on the road after flood waters have receded on Butcher Road, south of Brandon.
  • Joshua Morrison/News Broken corn stalks lie in a ditch after flood waters have receded on Butcher Road, south of Brandon.

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