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Torrential downpours of up to three inches of rain an hour have flooded streets, trapped people in their cars and caused downed trees and power lines in the Akron-Canton area this afternoon. Akron Police and fire units are swamped with calls to rescue people trapped in their cars by high water.  Video is water reaching the stage of LOCK3.

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The thunderstorm that tore through Northeast Ohio is gone, but it left a slew of road closures in its wake. Here is a list of several of them.


  • Wooster Rd. at 14th St. (flooding)
  • Fairview Ave. between Coventry Rd. and Van Buren Ave. (flooding)


  • Main St. (flooding)
  • North St. (flooding)
  • South St. (flooding)
  • Donnenwirth St. (flooding)

Copley Township

  • S. Medina Line Rd. between Copley Rd. and Minor Rd. (tree blocking the road)
  • White Pond Dr. between I-77 and Copley Rd. (flooding)
  • Stimson Rd. between S. Hametown Rd. (tree on power lines)
  • Collier Rd. between Wright Rd. and Copley Rd. (flooding)
  • Wright Rd. between Jacoby Rd. and Collier Rd. (flooding)
  • Minor Rd. between S. Medina Line Rd. and Rt. 21 (flooding)
  • Knox Blvd. between Warren and Columbus (flooding)

Medina County

  • Rt. 57 between CR-123 and Poe Rd. (flooding)

New Franklin

  • Main St. between Center and W. Nimisila (flooding)
  • Rex Hill Rd. (flooding)


  • 76 WB restricted to 1 lane from past Barber Rd. (high water)
  • Barber Rd. from 76 to Morgan and all ramps from I-76 to Barber Rd. (high water)
  • Newpark Dr. (high water)
  • Huntsburger (high water)
  • Inas (high water)


  • Rt. 303 at the Bypass (flooding)

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