Monday, August 19, 2013

Washed-out beaver dam floods Ohio 146

CUMBERLAND — It was a washed-out beaver dam that flooded Ohio 146 Thursday night, closing the road for about an hour and reducing it to one lane for several more.

The dam, in a roughly 1-acre pond on The Wilds’ land, burst about 7:30 p.m. Thursday, said Phil Valentine, Ohio Department of Transportation Muskingum County manager.
The water washed over a couple of hundred feet of Ohio 146 at mile marker 32.5, near the old Coal Road crossing, Valentine said.
At one point, the water was about 4 inches deep across, and the road was closed for about an hour, Valentine, said. Then it was reduced to one lane until about 11 p.m.
There was no lasting damage from the water, Valentine said.

“It just kind of passed over,” he said. “We got pretty lucky.”

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