Flooding forces road closures & evacuations - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

Flooding forces road closures & evacuations

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Several counties are reporting flooding on roads and around homes - forcing road closures and evacuations.

Several residents in Long Acres Mobile Home Park on the south side were evacuated late Saturday night. Our Eyewitness crew at the scene said most of the homes being evacuated were located along a river there.

There have been numerous reports of people getting stranded in standing water while trying to drive through flooded roads. Emergency crews were out several times Saturday to rescue people from their cars or homes.

Several counties have travel restrictions in place:

Travel Watch  - Only essential travel, such as to and from work or in emergency situations is recommended.

Johnson, Delaware, Knox & Clark Counties

Travel Advisory - Routine travel may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation. Use caution and avoid those areas.

Bartholomew, Fayette, Gibson, Hamilton, Hancock, Howard, Jefferson, Jennings, Kosciusko, Orange, Owen, Parke, Pike, Randolph, Ripley, Sullivan, Switzerland, Vanderburgh, Warrick, Wayne

 

Counties are also reporting many road closures and evacuations due to high water.

Among the closures are:

Marion County:

-Hanna Avenue & Bluff Road - closed

-entire south side has flooding roads - please avoid the area

-Long Acres Trailer Park near Thompson & Madison - evacuated

Hamilton County:

- Cumberland Road between 106th St. and Deering St. - closed

- Lantern Road between 126th St. and 131st St. - closed

- 106th St. west of Hague Road - closed

- 136th St. between Brooks School Rd. and Marilyn Rd. - closed

Hancock County:

-SR 9 between McKenzie & SR 40 (Main Street) - reopened

-Maples Trailer Court at 4th & 10th - evacuated

-Many county roads with high water

Henry County:

-Trailer park at SR 103 and US 70 - evacuated

 

As a reminder, never drive through flooded roadways. Turn around and seek an alternate route if a road is covered by water.

Several rivers are expected to rise above flood stage on Sunday.

Eyewitness News will continue to monitor conditions and bring you continuous updates.

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