Flooding, high water closing area roadways

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WLFI File Photo

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – With flooding in the forecast, the Indiana Department of Transportation warns drivers to watch for high water and never try to drive through it. Many roads in the News 18 viewing area have closed due to high water.

INDOT officials said it only takes six inches of water to stall a car and only one foot will float many vehicles. In addition, drivers need to be on alert for potholes that may be hidden from view by high water.

Authorities remind motorists never to drive around barricades at water crossings. Disregarding the warning signs and attempting to cross flooded roads endangers everyone in the vehicle as well as the first responders who may need to come to the aid of those that are stranded.

As of Friday afternoon, many counties in the News 18 viewing area have closed roads due to flooding or high water. Here is a breakdown of road closures that area counties have reported.

BENTON COUNTY:

  • County Road 1200 East
  • State Road 352 
  • State Road 18

CARROLL COUNTY:

  • Bicycle Bridge Road – Between County Road 1000 and 1150 West, Delphi 
  • County Road 250 North – Between State Road 75 and County Road 175 West

CLINTON COUNTY:

  • County Road 800 North – Between County Road 100 and 200 East
  • County Road 0 – Between County Road 800 North and State Road 26
  • County Road 900 West – Between State Road 28 and County Road 100 South
  • County Road 600 West – Between Farmers Gravel and Gas Line Road
  • County Road 500 North – At 200 East
  • Freeman Street – At the viaduct

FOUNTAIN COUNTY:

  • State Road 55 – East of U.S. 41
  • Stringtown Road – Between Coopers Chapel and Alan Roads
  • County Road 350 East – Between 200 and 300 North

MONTGOMERY COUNTY:

  • I-74 Eastbound – At mile marker 25
  • County Road 950 South – Between State Road 47 and 600 West

TIPPECANOE COUNTY – ROAD CLOSURES:

  • North Ninth Street – From Burnett’s Road to the Battle Ground city limits
  • Harrison Road – 6700 block impassable
  • County Road 75 South – Between 700 West and 500 West
  • County Road 200 South – Between 500 West and 850 West
  • County Road 350 West – From 1300 South to the County Line
  • County Road 500 West – Between 75 South and 200 South
  • County Road 700 West -Between 75 South and 300 South
  • County Road 700 West – Between 200 South to Division Road
  • County Road 1300 South – Between 175 and 400 West

TIPPECANOE COUNTY – ROADS WITH HIGH WATER:

  • County Road 800 South – At County Road 550 West
  • County Road 800 South – At County Road 100 East
  • County Road 725 North – Between 50 West and 75 East
  • County Road 725 West – Between Division Road and 125 North
  • Dayton Road – At County Road 450 South
  • New Castle Road – Between Old 350 South and County Road 450 South
  • County Road 400 West – At County Road 1325 South
  • County Road 450 East – Between 52 South and County Road 600 South
  • Pretty Prairie Road – 4500 block impassable
  • Pretty Prairie Road – Between Tyler and County Road 500 East

WARREN COUNTY:

  • Moores Hill Road – Between U.S. 41 and Taylor Road

To keep track of travel restrictions in your county, visit the Indiana Department of Homeland Security website.

 

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