Toledoans surprised by flooded roads, basements

Just one flooded road in west Toledo Wednesday.
Just one flooded road in west Toledo Wednesday.
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Posted by Lisa Strawbridge - email

TOLEDO (WTOL) - The flooding isn't just along rivers. Many Toledo residents are dealing with high water and wet basements.

Jeff McClung had plans to attend a risk management meeting in Sylvania Wednesday morning, but after assessing the road he needed to take, he decided to call it a day. "Not trying. It's too deep out there. I've got a full-sized pick-up truck, and there is still just too much water out there."

McClung was not the only one caught off guard by water in roadways. In west Toledo, some roads were filled with water, which forced drivers to choose different routes or slow down.

For much more information on our regional flood coverage, including many links, see Flooding again challenges NW Ohio communities.

Not all who made the decision to drive through the water made it to their destination. Victory Academy of Toledo was surrounded by a pool of water without an administrator, teacher or student in sight.

For Dave Glover, the problem was in his home. Unfortunately this is not the first time he has dealt with flooding. "It creates a pond out there. Cars can't pass. They stall out. It ends up in all of our basements, for the most part. We've had water damage just about every year since I've been here."

Glover was not alone. Many residents spent hours pumping out basements and calling the city to see if there was anything that could be done.

Thankfully, the rain stopped Wednesday morning, so many streets dried. But some residents are still left waiting until the water runs dry.