MOUNT VERNON — Heavy rains over the weekend caused standing water in numerous areas around Knox County, prompting many roadways to be closed due to high water. After a flood watch was first issued late Thursday, the flood warning was first announced locally at 8:45 p.m. Saturday.
Mark Maxwell, Knox County Emergency Management Agency director, told the News that the worst area of flooding occurred north of the Kokosing Reservoir. Yankee Street, Waterford Road and Darlington Road were the first roads to be closed Saturday afternoon due to high water as the water reached several feet across the road in places.
Also closed were Upper Fredericktown Road at Mishey Road, Knox Lake Road east of Ohio 95, Toms Road east of Ohio 95, Keys Road between Columbus and Pleasant Valley roads, Lower Gambier Road, Murray Road near Martinsburg and Feasel roads, Sycamore Road between Ohio 586 and Curtis Road, and Beckley Road east of Ohio 13.
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