Governor DeWine Declares State of Emergency in 37 Ohio Counties

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today declared a state of emergency in 37 Ohio counties that suffered serious highway damage following severe weather that started in February. 

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The emergency proclamation will allow the Ohio Department of Transportation and local governments to access federal emergency relief funds. All 37 counties declared today have suffered damage to roads and/or bridges from the severe weather. Some roadways still have lane restrictions or are closed completely.

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"Many of these roads are in dangerous condition, impacting the safety of Ohio's drivers. By declaring a state of emergency, Ohio can now access federal funding to help with the unplanned costs to repair the highways damaged by heavy rain and flooding," said Governor DeWine. 

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Ohio counties included in Governor DeWine's emergency proclamation include: Ross, Adams, Athens, Belmont, Brown, Butler, Carroll, Clermont, Clinton, Columbiana, Coshocton, Gallia, Greene, Guernsey, Hamilton, Harrison, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Lawrence, Licking, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pike, Preble, Scioto, Tuscarawas, Vinton, Warren, and Washington. 

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