MOUNT VERNON — At least one vehicle was trapped in high water today and several roads were closed due to flooding.

Ohio 36 just south of Mount Liberty was closed. A Knox County Sheriff’s deputy was turning back westbound traffic early this morning.

At least one motorist attempted to pass through high water in the area of US 36 and Simmons Road and got stuck. The Mount Vernon Fire Department helped the motorist to safety out of the flood waters but the car remained stuck in the water, according to Chief Chad Christopher. He said that several roads were closed to high water and that roads located near streams and rivers may be flooded.

A report of a second vehicle in the water in the area of Sycamore and Tucker roads was not confirmed by the News, as of press time.

Road closures as of press time included Lower Gambier Road from Mount Vernon Avenue and Ohio 229, Road Big Run Road at Baker Road in Gambier, Sycamore Road at Simmons Church Road, and Dunham Road in Mount Liberty and Bryant and Lucerne near Fredericktown.

In Coshocton County, Ohio 715 on both sides of Walhonding between Ohio 206 and the Knox County line and between Ohio 206 and US 36 are closed.

  • Joshua Morrison/News Flooding of a cornfield on Thayer Road, south of Mount Vernon.
  • Joshua Morrison/News A vehicle was trapped on US 36, south of Mount Liberty this morning after quickly rising floodwaters.
  • Joshua Morrison/News Knox County Sheriff’s Office deputy Dan Selby looks at a car surrounded by flood waters on Ohio 3/US 36 south of Mount Liberty on Wednesday morning. The driver was lead to safety by the Mount Vernon Fire Department.

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