Heavy Rain Washes Out Highway in Central Ohio

A number of roads in central Ohio were closed due to flooding on Friday, March 20, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT).

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a flash flood warning for multiple central Ohio counties after heavy rain prompted flash flooding in the area. The NWS said up to three inches of rain have fallen and ongoing storms could bring another one to two inches.

This video, shared by the ODOT, shows a washed-out State Route 79 in Licking County, Ohio. The agency said crews were putting out “high water signs” to warn drivers of the floodwater and encourage them not to drive through it. Credit: @ODOT_EastCenOH via Storyful