Flash Flooding Closes Roads, Strands Drivers Across Central Ohio


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--Flash flooding across central Ohio early Tuesday morning led to roads being overrun with floodwater, and numerous drivers stranded in their vehicles.

Columbus emergency operators received numerous calls shortly after midnight, with parts of Franklin County receiving between 2-3 inches since midnight. That's on top of the record rainfall on Monday, of 2.33" for Columbus.

Numerous vehicles got stuck on East Livingston Avenue overnight, and Delaware County EMA officials closed State Route 315 at State Route 750 in Powell, due to high water.

Several roads are closed in Pickaway County as well, many of them underneath overpasses.

The National Weather Service says drivers should exercise extreme caution when heading out Tuesday morning.