June 21, 2024

Storm creates flooded roadways in Pomeroy and throughout the county

People were attempting to unclog the storm drains by hand in waist deep water on Mulberry Avenue. Photo by Alethea Botts.

June 23, 2016

Mulberry Avenue in Pomeroy remains covered in water from flash flooding. Photo by David Gloeckner.
Mulberry Avenue in Pomeroy remains covered in water from flash flooding. Photo by David Gloeckner.

POMEROY – Following the heavy storm that started early Thursday morning, many streets are flooded in Pomeroy and throughout Meigs County.

Mulberry Avenue has experienced heavy flooding. Residents have been working in waist deep flood water attempting to clear clogged storm drains. The village has since brought in a back hoe to work on draining the flood waters. At least one manhole cover has been reported to have come off as well adding to the hidden hazards of the water covered road. The flash flood waters have not receded yet.

Pomeroy Police have now closed Mulberry Avenue to traffic, however, that has created congestion on other back streets with vehicles attempting to avoid the flooded streets.

Several other roads in Pomeroy including Naylors Run Road have been flooded as well. Reports of Main Street having at least one vehicle stuck in water have been reported. According to the Pomeroy Fire Department, State Route 833, State Route 733 (7a), State Route 143, and Laurel Cliff Road have also had flooding. These roads may still be covered with flood water and the fire department reminds everyone to not drive through flooded roads. Remember to turn around and don’t drown!

The Meigs Independent Press will update this story as information becomes available.