Drivers should use caution as roads flood

Viewer submitted photo of the August 1 hail storm. Photo submitted by Kali Elizalde.
Viewer submitted photo of the August 1 hail storm. Photo submitted by Kali Elizalde.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A strong storm moved through the WLFI viewing area Friday afternoon causing flooding and hail.

According to News 18’s Chief Meteorologist Chad Evans, there are unconfirmed reports of hail between 0.25 inches to a few stones at 1-inch diameter in Tippecanoe County. Hail was reportedly accumulated 1 to 2 inches deep in places.

The heavy downpour closed Sagamore Parkway at Nighthawk Drive in West Lafayette due to flooding. There were other reports of water up to 5 inches deep on roads due to ditches and creeks exceeding their banks in West Lafayette.

Drivers should continue to avoid flooded roads and use caution.

We will continue to update the story as information is available.

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