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Steady rain floods roads and basements throughout area on Saturday

The City of Findlay also issued a flood warning to extend through Sunday evening
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Closeup of high water flooding on neighborhood street.

As expected, rain on Saturday caused drivers problems in parts of northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan but the roads weren’t as bad as they could have been.

In Toledo, wet basements were a bigger problems than wet roads.

City of Toledo spokesman Ignazio Messina said creeks and ditches were running full, however, as of 3 p.m. pumps set up on Middlesex Rd. and Bennett Park were not needed to run.

Toledo crews were checking wet basements as the rain soaked through the ground and private drains became overloaded.

Messina says all wet basement complaints were private.

The City of Findlay also issued a flood warning to extend through Sunday evening for Eagle Creek above Findlay.

Eagle Creek is forecast to rise above flood stage early on Sunday and rise to near 10 feet. The river is expected to fall below flood stage by Sunday afternoon.

Wood County in particular has high water on roads including:

East Plaza between Dalling Dr. and Wise St. in Northwood - closed

Beaver Creek Road in Grand Rapids - closed

Nye Rd. near Stearn Rd. in Bloomdale - high water

Wood County also reported that W. River Rd. and E. Wayne St. in Maumee had high water in the road.

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Lucas, Fulton, Ottawa, Henry, Sandusky, Hancock and Monroe Counties are not reporting any road closures as of 3:30 p.m.

Toledo Police also reported no road closures.

The ice rink at Ottawa Park was closed on Saturday but is slated to reopen on Sunday.

Flooding also caused the temporary closure of the Post Office in Dundee on Saturday.

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