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Roads flooded in Green and Louisville
Roads are closed in Green Township and in downtown Louisville after this week's storms
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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Gene and Gary Roher clean debris from a retention basis in Lousiville. Two storm events dumped nearly 6 inches of rain in the region, swelling creeks and flooding downtown roadways.
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  • Flood warnings in effect 
  • More rain on the way
  • Power outages in Parma
  • Cuyahoga Falls asks residents to reduce peak power demand
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    Roads flooded in Green and Louisville
    Swollen streams spilled over several roadways in the city of Green in southern Summit County.

    Parts of State Route 619 are closed, along with parts of South Main Street and two other roads.

    Spokeswoman Valerie Wolford says it’s not clear when they’ll reopen.

    She says, “We don’t know what kind of damage may have been done to the roadway underneath, but we have crews out there monitoring the road and making sure people don’t try to drive through, and then as the waters recede they’ll open the road if they deem it safe.”


    Flood warnings in effect
    Flood warnings remain in effect for the southern Summit and Stark counties until 3 this afternoon.

    Around 6 inches of rain has fallen in the Louisville area over the past two days.  State Route 44 is closed in downtown Louisville due to flooding, and residents of an apartment complex were evacuated.


    More rain on the way
    The National Weather Service warns of more storms developing this afternoon.

    Additional rainfall could cause creeks in the region to overflow.

    Flooding is also being reported in Uniontown, North Canton, and Hartville.

    Officials in Canton say storm sewers and retention basins worked properly but were overwhelmed but the historic deluge of rain earlier this week.

    The torrential rain in Canton on Monday washed out sections of roadway, flooded basements and forced raw sewage into some homes.

    Canton Engineer Dan Moeglin says over 4 inches of rain fell in a 90 minute period — twice the intensity of a 100-year rain.


    Power outages in Parma
    Around 1,500 FirstEnergy customers are without power this afternoon due to severe weather.

    Homes in Parma and other parts of Cuyahoga County are most affected.


    Cuyahoga Falls asks residents to reduce peak power demand
    The City of Cuyahoga Falls is encouraging residents to cut back on electricity use during peak hours. This week’s warm weather is adding to demand across the power system.

    Electricity customers are being advised to cut back on use between 2 and 7 pm today. 

    Officials ask people to postpone using washing machines, dryers and other major appliances until after 7 PM.

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