Several area roads reopen as high water subsides

Several area roads reopened Monday after they had been closed because of high water left behind after heavy weekend rain.

High water caused more than two dozen roads to close Saturday night and Sunday morning when a system that produced excessive rainfall moved through the Miami Valley and southwest Ohio.

High water conditions were so widespread that authorities in some communities ran out of signs to warn drivers.

As of Monday night, at least 11 roadways in area counties have reopened. Still, authorities caution drivers to not attempt to drive through standing water across roads.

Following is the latest information -- as of 9 p.m. -- about roads that were reported impassable or closed:


Old School Road at Ohio 41 scheduled to be reopened


Schroder Road at Beamsville-Webster Road remains closed


Factory Road in Sugarcreek Twp. remains closed
Ohio 741 at Sackett-Wright Park remains closed
Anderson Road at Peterson Road in Xenia has reopened

Ohio 202, between Swinn Drive and Community Drive, remains closed
Ohio 202, from Ohio 55 to Ohio 571, remains closed
Fredrick-Garland Road, between River and Karns roads, remains closed
Ohio 48, south of Covington, has reopened
Ohio 41, at Ohio 201 in New Carlisle, remains closed

Wilshire Drive at Deerfield Crossing remains closed

Tipp City
Ohio 571, east of Tipp City by the bridge, remains closed

Ohio 202 at Ohio 41 remains closed
Eldean Road covered bridge at County Road 25A has reopened

The status of the these roads remained unknown:
Wagner Ford at Birch roads
Creek at Conservancy roads in Germantown
Shiloh Springs at Wolff roads in Harrison Twp.

The status of these roads remained unknown:
Edgewater Drive
Lakeview at Mt. Clair avenues

East Martindale Road at Stillwater River remains closed

Huber Heights
Rip Rap Road remained closed

The status of these road remained unknown:
Upper River Road, between Soldiers Home Road and Farmersville-West Carrollton Road

Old Springfield Road at the bridge remains closed

Preble County Line Road north of Route 40 has reopened
Stotler and Kinsey roads are reopened
5400 block of Lexington Salem Road has reopened
Enterprise Road, between 6050 and the village of Gratis, has reopened
Main Loop Road at Hueston Woods campgrounds

Corwin Avenue in Waynesville remains closed
Stubbs Mill Road at U.S. 22 has reopened

If you encounter any road closures, call the News Center 7 Breaking News Tipline at (937) 259-2237.

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