Blog: Heavy rain causes major problems in Northeast Ohio


CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – Heavy rains caused major flooding in parts of Northeast Ohio Wednesday.

The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning Wednesday for Cuyahoga, Lake, and Geauga counties.

The Flash Flood Warning expired at 9:45 a.m. for Cuyahoga County.

It was in effect for Geauga and Lake through 10:15 a.m.

The National Weather Service also issued a Flood Advisory for Geauga and Lake counties that expired at 9:45 a.m.

Ashtabula was under a Flood Advisory through 10:30 a.m.

Doppler radar Wednesday morning indicated some areas have received more than two and a half inches of rain since midnight.

9:30 a.m. FirstEnergy reported several thousand outages due to the weather around 8:30 a.m. An hour later about half have been restored.

The biggest issues Wednesday were on the road.

7:40 a.m. Several cars got stuck in high water on Jennings Rd.

7:21 a.m. The City of Elyria reports Mussey Ave. is closed between W. River Rd. and West Ave due to a downed tree.

6:15 a.m. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office reports Hermitage Road in Concord Township is closed by Little Mountain County Club due to high water.

Auburn Rd. is also closed between Concord Hambden Rd. and Prouty Rd. under I-90.

FOX 8 crews were on the scene as people called dispatch just before 6 a.m. saying high waters had trapped them on the roof of their car.

Our FOX 8 photojournalist found a vehicle stuck in high waters at Coit Ave. and E. 131st.

Heavy rain and lightning are expected to taper off later this morning.


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