Roads closed due to flooding in central Indiana - Jan. 15

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Updated for Tuesday, Jan 15th.

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces rising waters have caused the closure of roads in the Seymour District. The closures will remain in effect until waters recede. The following sections of roadway have either been closed or INDOT is advising motorists to use caution around these areas of high water:

Bartholomew County

**NEW** S.R. 11 - between 400S. (Southern Crossing) and S.R. 46

Jackson County

S.R. 258 - between Vehslage Road (Seymour) and County Road 425 East (Cortland)

S.R. 235 - between Mill Street (Medora) and County Road 460 West

Hamilton County

Noblesville: Allisonville Road is back open.

Never Drive Through Flood Waters

Before you go:

• Do not travel unless absolutely necessary. If you must travel, carry a cell phone with a car charger.

• Keep up to date with WTHR and heed all flood and flash flood warnings issued by the National Weather Service.

• Visit the Indiana State Police and click on Road and Weather, and then click on Road Conditions. The road closings should be updated every four hours.

On the road:

• Be especially vigilant at night; many drownings and near deaths occur at night when it is difficult to see water crossings.

• Do not drive around barricades at water crossings. They are there for your protection.

• Do not cross or enter flowing water. Turn around, don't drown. If there is no other route, proceed to higher ground and wait for the waters to subside.

• Be aware that road erosion may occur under running or standing water. If you can't see the road, you can't be sure it's there.

Even if the water appears shallow enough to cross, do not attempt to cross a flooded road.

Water can conceal dips, or worse, floodwaters can damage roadways, washing away the entire road surface and a significant amount of ground.

• Remember, six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars causing loss of control and possible stalling.

• A foot (12 inches) of water will float many vehicles, but even just a few inches of rushing water can carry away most vehicles INCLUDING sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and pickups.

• Slow down. Driving fast through high water creates less tire contact with the road surface and increases your chance of losing control of your vehicle.

• Driving through water may affect your brakes. Test your brakes at low speeds as soon as you exit the water.