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Heavy rains flood roads and local business

Springfield Twp., Young’s report high water from early storms.

Heavy rain in the early morning Monday — 2 to 3 inches within about four hours — flooded roads and parts of local businesses.

Some areas of Clark County were hit with heavy rains that flooded roads in Ra-Mar Estates, Possum Woods and Young’s Jersey Dairy.

According to Springfield Township Administrator Jeff Briner, high water warning signs were put up to alert drivers to slow down when approaching these areas.

“So much rain fell so quickly that our systems couldn’t handle it,” said Briner.

Briner was out surveying any possible property or road damage, but so far had not found any of either.

Between 4:30 a.m. and 8 a.m., Young’s Jersey Dairy’s rain meter registered 3 1/8 inches of rain. According to Dan Young of Young’s, they have contingency plans to deal with building flooding. But those plans didn’t have to be used because the flooding was limited to the parking lot and low-lying areas around the business.

The driving range and the fields nearby also flooded temporarily. There was no damage.

According to Young, business was able to run as usual, and customers that arrived Monday morning just parked in the rear parking lot.

In Springfield Twp., barring any further heavy rain and flooding, Briner thinks everything will be fine and they won’t find any permanent damage.

Weather forecasts have showers appearing in the area off and on again until early Thursday morning.

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