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According to a report from ODOT East Central Ohio website, portions of Interstate 70, and Interstate 77 were submerged by nearly two inches of rain following a torrential storm that struck Guernsey County just prior to Friday afternoon, June 23.
The areas affected by the storm were Interstate 70, both lanes, between mile markers 171 and 198, and Interstate 77, both lanes, between mile markers 37 and 54.
Another report from 10 TV News reported that the Guernsey County Sheriff's office had announced that Guernsey County was under a Level 1 road emergency following excessive flooding from recent prolonged, heavy raining the past couple days. Authorities strongly advised drivers to take precaution if approaching any submerged roadways.
By Saturday, June 24, the Level 1 road emergency was lifted after the flood waters had receded, allowing traffic to safely resume use of the roadways that had been affected.
Rivers, lakes, and creeks in neighboring counties, mainly Tuscarawas and Coshocton County have been noted to be higher than normal following excessive raining the past few days. There were no reports of any significant road closures, or detours in these counties related to the recent flooding in Guernsey County.