Greene County roads still closed after severe weather over the weekend

Two roads in Greene County partly washed away after the Miami Valley was slammed with rain and severe thunderstorms.

Cook Road in Spring Valley Twp. off of Centerville Road was closed by the township as a result of the Friday night storms which dumped more than five inches of rain in a very short time.

The township is currently working to shore back up the roughly 50-foot long and 12-foot wide area that collapsed. Workers were out on Monday repairing the road.

Robby Mumford, Spring Valley Twp. road superintendent, said Cook Road should be open after Tuesday. The portion of Cook Road that is currently closed only serves two houses, so it is not heavily trafficked.

Earth and Pipe Contractors tracko operator, Rob Ringer jumps on his machine to fix Cook Rd. In Spring valley Twp. after Last Fridays storm washed out the road. Jim Noelker/Staff
Earth and Pipe Contractors tracko operator, Rob Ringer jumps on his machine to fix Cook Rd. In Spring valley Twp. after Last Fridays storm washed out the road. Jim Noelker/Staff

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Cornstalk Road in Spring Valley Twp. between Houston Road and Roxanna New Burlington Road was also closed because of the Friday night storms. The Greene County Engineer’s Office will be assisting Spring Valley Twp. with the repair of the culvert and roadway on Cornstalk Road.

Mumford said Cornstalk will be closed for another week at least. Part of the road there crumbled into a nearby creek. The culvert was washed out.

Mumford said the road repairs were going to be “overwhelming” for the township, even with Greene County’s help, but he was most focused on getting the roads repaired.

“This could have been a lot worse,” Mumford said. “Nobody was hurt. And we’re a small township, everyone has been pitching in and helping out where they can.”

Crew work Monday June 21, 2021 fix Cook Rd. in Spring Valley Twp. after storm on Friday washed out the road. Jim Noelker/Staff
Crew work Monday June 21, 2021 fix Cook Rd. in Spring Valley Twp. after storm on Friday washed out the road. Jim Noelker/Staff