Monday, 15 July 2013 18:25

OH Body Shop Employee Commutes by Boat Due to Flooding

People in several Summit County, OH, communities were victims of massive flooding, including some body shop employees, as of July 12.

Using a boat was the only way Chris Gnap could get to the body shop where he works in Norton, OH.

“I had to drive through two feet of water to even get close to here, so I went and got my boat and brought it down,” Gnap said.

Gnap and the owner of Norman and Sons Body Shop, 3053 Barber Rd, in Norton, say at least two and a half feet of water was inside when the flooding occurred on July 10.

“There’s probably an inch of mud inside, worms everywhere,” Gnap said.

Part of Barber Road near the shop at Interstate 76 was closed because water still covers the road.

But that did not stop some drivers from chancing it, plowing through the high water to get to the other side.

In neighboring Barberton, many residential streets are still impassable and some homes are still filled with water, even where the flood itself has receded, as of July 12.

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