Many areas of my county are under water making it necessary for me to take an alternate route to and from work. The flooding is the result of 10 inches of melting snow plus several inches of torrential rainfall.
Joel's school district has been closed for more than a week. For only the second time in more than 40 years, our basement flooded with several inches of rain water. Thankfully, there was no sewage water involved.
Today, I thought I'd try my normal route home, which winds along the Scioto River, and see how far I could get. Want to come along?
|Uh-oh, this isn't a good sign|
As you can see in the pictures, the river runs behind the tree line. That is not a lake in the foreground; it is a field. I estimate the water in the field to be close to three feet deep, perhaps more in some spots.
Further north the water is nearly to the road. Finally, I come to this sign. Since it is actually out in the road, I opt to take the detour.
After bypassing this portion of the flooded route on one-lane township roads, I came back up to the highway.
As you can see, the water has breached this section of the roadway. When I finally reached Prospect, I turned left to once again come to a stop due to high water.
My heart and prayers go out to the people of Prospect and Larue, further up-river, as they have really been dealing with a lot of flooding in their homes and streets. Unfortunately, there is rain in the forecast. Hopefully, we won't get too much rain and the waters will be able to recede.
Are you experiencing spring-time flooding in your area? If so, I wish you luck and safety.
MAKE IT A GREAT DAY!