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High water blocking routes for drivers, cancels classes at Tusky Valley

| April 5, 2024
Flooding from the Tuscarawas River along Towpath Rd NE near Zoar Thursday

TUSCARAWAS CO. (WJER) (April 5, 2024) Uhrichsville firefighters are having to ask drivers to keep their vehicles out of any high water that’s crossing roadways right now.

Chief Judd Edwards says they got called to assist a driver whose car stalled in water at Tedrow Road Southeast and State Route 258 in Rush Township Wednesday night. He says fortunately the driver made it out himself unharmed prior to firefighters’ arrival.

Edwards says some areas in town where the water has come up include Jay Street, North Main at 12th Street, and other locations along the Stillwater Creek.

The Tuscarawas County Emergency Management Agency announced on Thursday that the Stillwater Creek in the Twin Cities would be under a flood warning until Sunday. That was before a road slip occurred there alongside Stillwater Ave. in Dennison later in the day.

State Route 800 has also been closed in a couple locations south of Dennison because of high water.

Meanwhile, Tusky Valley schools had to cancel classes today (Friday) because of flooding to several district roads.

The Tuscarawas County Engineer’s office says Dueber, Somerdale, Waterworks Hill and other roads in the county have been closed in recent days.

The National Weather Service Pittsburgh Office is showing that the Dover area received about three inches of rain between Monday and Thursday.

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