CLEVELAND - After more than two weeks of rain across northeast Ohio, flooding has become a concern in a number of areas.
Two people escaped injuries in Rocky River after live wires fell on top of their vehicle. It happened around 4 p.m. on Hilliard Blvd at Wagar Rd., Rocky River police said. Police said rescue crews freed two people from the single vehicle. They were not hurt. Hilliard Blvd at Wagar Rd is shut down as crews clean up the roadway.
Lights are out on St. Clair from East 30th to Eeast 12th and the intersection of St. Clair and East 26th is flooded in downtown Cleveland
Police have shut down Pearl and Fowles roads in Middleburg Heights for a report of a pole that’s about to fall. Police said strong winds and heavy rain is to blame. No one was hurt. No other information was released.
Cars splashed through high water at Pearl Road and Laverne Road in Parma Wednesday morning. Ponding was also an issue during the commute on the ramp from I-71 to I-90 westbound in Cleveland.
Police said part of the road appears to be washing away on Martin Luther King Jr Drive between Fairhill Road and Cedar Avenue. Officers said the city has been notified.
Due to a water main break, the intersection of West 54th Street and Grantwood Drive is temporarily closed in both directions. The Cleveland Water Department is on scene and is working on repairs. At this time, it is not known how long the roadway will be closed. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.
Power outages are being reported throughout the county particularly in Brecksville, Cleveland, Rocky River, Bay Village, and Westlake.
W. Market and W. Exchange in Akron have been closed
Cooledge Ave. garage has been struck by lightning
Cuyahoga St. manhole cover has blown off and water is reportedly being shot 8 feet in the air.
Lock 3 - flooded to the stage
Lock 4 - concert canceled
Ridgewood Road exit (133) on I-77 northbound in Akron is closed due to high water according to Ohio Highway Patrol.
Flooding reported on South Main Street at East Caston Road.
The Clear Fork Mohican River is overflowing its banks along State Route 13 and 97. Flooding in Bellville made the town mostly inaccessible Wednesday morning.
Streetsboro Police have posted on their Facebook page, "Several roads and neighborhoods were flooded this evening due to high water from the storms. Most of that water has receded and most of the roads have reopened. We still ask that if you do not have to go out this evening, please stay in. If you do have to travel, give yourself plenty of time and be patient."
SR 44 in Mantua between High Street and Goodwill Road is now open.
In Streetsboro, State Route 303 near the bypass started taking on water after heavy rain overnight. State Route 303 is closed between Market Square Drive and Stone Road due to high water.\
Drivers are asked to avoid all of East and West Smith Road through the city of Medina and Montville as most of it is too flooded for safe travels.
Reports say a tree has knocked down power lines on Route 20 east of Wakeman, and route 303 is flooded.
State Route 18, between West Rd. and Holly Rd. east of the village of Wellington, is closed due to flooding. The detour for this closure is SR 58 north to SR 303 east to SR 301 South to State Route 18 and reverse for westbound motorists. It is unknown at this time how long the road will be closed.
There was also flooding reported on US-250 south of US-224. That area is closed.
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