New release from the Allen County Highway Department:
Allen County Highway Update – Wednesday, 1:45 p.m.
As of 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, the Allen County Highway Department reports the following roads are closed due to high water:
- Branstrator Rd. from Lwr. Huntington Rd. to Yohne Rd.
- Yohne Rd. at Ellison Rd.
- Ellison Rd. from State Police Post to Yohne Rd.
In addition, Houk Road from Maples Road to Rohrbach Road and Rorick Road from Lortie Road to Moore Road are closed after high water washed out those sections of roadway.
The following roads are not closed but have High Water Warning signs in place:
- Fogel Road from McComb Rd to N. Co. Line Rd
- Branning Rd. at Homestead Rd.
Motorists should use extreme caution and avoid driving through flooded roadways — even if there are no warning signs visible. According to the National Weather Service, most flash flooding deaths are vehicle related. Six inches of standing water is enough to cause passenger cars to stall and a foot of water will float many vehicles. Again, motorists should never drive through flooded roadways, especially if the water is moving rapidly, and never drive around the barriers warning you that the road is flooded.