NEW ATHENS – State Route 519 is now open east of New Athens, per ODOT as of 3:02 p.m. today.

NEW ATHENS -Ohio 519 remains closed until power can be restored, according to J.D. Marlatt, transportation administrator for District 11 of ODOT in Harrison County.

J.F. Electric, which has been contracted by AEP Ohio for that work, is on the scene and clearing debris and replacing two telephone polls on 519. But an employee of J.F. Electric said it could last well into Friday evening before their work is done.

Work is also being done along Ohio 9 near the Franklin Museum, though the building didn’t appear to suffer damage, the surrounding grounds had been torn up with trees torn down and limbs strewn all over.

Harrison County: SR 519 is closed near New Athens due to significant storm damage that resulted in downed trees and powerlines along the roadway. The road will remain closed until further notice. Crews remain on the scene performing cleanup.

ODOT reminds drivers to drive with caution as storms continue throughout the region. Crews will monitor roadways for debris and potential flooding.

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For more information contact: Lauren Borell at 330-308-7817