MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Highway Department has announced the closing of various sections of roadway this morning due to high water.

Closed as of this morning are Sycamore Road at Spray Lane, Waterford Road between Lanning Road and the county line, Knox Lake Road between Ohio 95 and Mishey Road, and Yankee Street west of Darlington Road.

Other locations that are noted as having high water but not closed are Murray Road between Ohio 586 and Feasel Road, Grove Church Road north of Sycamore Road, and Ohio 13 between Short and Arrington Roads.

Motorists are encouraged to be aware of possible standing water in roadways. County crews were out this morning checking the county and township roads and will continue to monitor the high water situation as the current flood watch remains in effect.

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Alan Reed: 740-397-5333 or and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

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