Brecksville, Ohio - The National Park Service has closed the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park due to high waters, washouts, and flooding from Monday night's storm. Multiple sections of the trail are anticipated to be affected by flooding. The trail closure includes associated parking lots from Lock 39 Trailhead in Independence to Botzum Trailhead in Akron. National Park Service staff will make assessments of trail conditions for resource and visitor safety before reopening the trail.
Check www.nps.gov/cuva in advance of traveling to the park for updates.
If visiting the park, expect downed trees, mud, and standing water. Respect all park closures for the safety of visitors, resource, and park staff. Do not drive or walk through moving water or designated closed areas.