I was in Elyria yesterday, when I heard on WEOL that the Black River was overflowing its banks, and that at its current height it ranked in the top 5 of record heights recorded. Hearing that, I had to check it out for myself. Ford Road was closed at the bridge, as it has been for the last few weeks. Residents in LaGrange were warned they may have to evacuate. See for yourself.
A view of the overflowing Black River from the entrance of Bur Oak MetroPark
The Black River, west of the Ford Road bridge, and just east of Bur Oak MetroPark
Recently driven from his home, he’s not happy
A view of the Black River, south of the Rt. 254 bridge, just west of Gulf Road
A view of the Black River, north of the Rt. 254 bridge