BARBERTON, Ohio — High water is causing issues early Monday morning as floodwaters are rising in portions of Summit County.
“Lots of flash flood problems along the I-76 corridor from Wadsworth to Norton to Barberton to Akron,” the National Weather Service tweeted early Monday morning.
The ramps from I-76 East / West to Barber Road are also closed Monday in Barberton due to flooding, according to ODOT.
“Lots of flooding, impassable roads, stranded cars being reported by officials,” the NWS continued. “Hearing reports of water entering into basements of homes as well. Be safe!”
We've reached out to law enforcement in the area, but they did not confirm reports of any stranded vehicles.
The areas with the most rain within the last 48 hours (as of 8 a.m. Monday) include Summit, Richland, Ashland and Wayne counties where the National Weather Service says 3-5 inches have fallen.
The Copley Police Department sent us the following list of road closures in effect as of 6:50 a.m. Monday:
- Wooster Road West starting at the sports complex -- 21st Street
- Hudson Run between 2nd and 21st
- Norton Avenue between Newell and 5th
- 1st Street between Lamberton and Snyder
- Collier between Knox and Wright
There are also reports of flooded homes along Springfield and Knox avenues near Pigeon Creek just west of Akron.
In neighboring Medina County, Chippewa Lake officials tell us they also have significant flooding in which Kennard and Lake roads are both closed.
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