Flooding blocks numerous low-lying Ohio roadways


CLEVELAND (AP) -- Heavy weekend rains have left numerous low-lying roads and highways blocked across Ohio, with flood-prone Findlay among the hardest hit.

The state says some of the other hardest-hit highways are located in Sandusky, Seneca and Wood counties in rain-drenched northwest Ohio.

In Findlay located 47 miles south of Toledo, the Blanchard River has risen 12 feet since Friday to major flood-stage levels.

Three more feet of flooding would cut the city in two. The river crest forecast for Monday could be close to that level.

The river has flooded four times since 2007 in Findlay.

In north-central Ohio, the weather service said the Scioto (sy-OH'-tuh) River had reached 14 feet near LaRue, 3 feet above flood stage, and was forecast to crest about 15 feet by Monday morning.