CAMBRIDGE, Ohio -- Forecasters say Wednesday's severe storms brought more rain and high winds to Ohio than they predicted.
The National Weather Service said Thursday morning that the storms blew from the northwest corner of the Buckeye State to the southeast region, bringing with it torrential rain and gusty wind. Some parts of the state saw three-to-four inches of rainfall, with winds reaching up to 70 mph. The National Weather Service says it is investigating tornado sightings in Coshocton, Tuscarawas, and Carroll counties, though none have yet been confirmed.
Dozens of fallen trees were reported by citizens and law enforcement officers in Guernsey County, while flash floods swept through Noble County, leaving many state routes inaccessible and causing headaches for Washington Electric Co-op crews trying to make repairs to their downed substations.
ODOT now reports that a portion of State Route 146 in Guernsey County, near Opperman, is closed due to flooding. In Noble County, flood water has restricted State Route 146, near S.R. 285; S.R. 821, just south of South Olive; and S.R. 145, between the Washington and Monroe County lines.
For a closer look at roads restricted due to flooding in our listening area, visit the Ohio Department of Transportation website.
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