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Recent Flood Developments


S.R. 221 Closed At Higginsport
Chillicothe (Monday, February 26, 2018) — S.R. 221 in Brown County has been closed at U.S. 52 in Higginsport due to high water.

Along with this closure, the following routes on the state and federal highway system remain closed due to flooding and high water:


S.R. 247 at the 0.0-mile marker in the community of Wrightsville, south of U.S. 52.


S.R. 650 at the 0.00-mile marker and U.S. 52 at Hanging Rock.

S.R. 220 at the 10.5-mile marker and C.R. 51 (River Road), south of Waverly.


S.R. 73/104 at the 25.18-mile marker and the interchange ramps at S.R. 852 and U.S. 52.
S.R. 73/104 at the 25.56-mile marker and the Second Street Bridge at Portsmouth.
S.R. 239 between the 0.00-mile marker at U.S. 52 and the 1.22-mile marker at S.R. 73/104 at West Portsmouth.
These closures are in effect until further notice. Motorists are reminded that crossing any closed route is strictly prohibited, and they should use additional caution when traveling on roadways which remain open but where standing water may be present.

For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, public information officer
Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9
740-774-8834 (o); 740-637-9037 (m)