Heavy rains Thursday night caused a washout and culvert failure on Newton Falls Road in Charlestown, forcing closure of the road.
Anthony Zumba of the Portage County Engineer's Office said the road would be closed for at least a week. The washout occurred between 7788 and 7866 Newton Falls Road, about halfway between Greenleaf Road to the west and where Newton Falls Road joins S.R. 5 to the east.
"People are inconvenienced but nobody's trapped" by the closure, Zumba said.