Prolonged rain leads to flood warning

A flood warning continues for the East Fork White River at Seymour.

The river is expected to crest at 16.2 feet at 8 a.m. Sunday at Rockford. Flood stage is 12 feet.

A prolonged period of rain — possibly heavy at times — began early Friday and is expected to continue through this afternoon. A total of 1½ to 2½ inches of rain is forecast, according to the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.

At 16.0 feet, extensive lowland flooding will occur, affecting agricultural lands.

Many county and state roads already are impassable. They include State Road 235, east of Medora; State Road 258, east of Cortland; County Road 275N; Ewing Road, west of Brownstown; County Road 525N near the Seymour Wastewater Treatment Plant; Honeytown Road; State Road 250, east of Dudleytown; and State Road 256, west of Austin.

High water also affects county roads near Vallonia and Shieldstown.

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Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at awoods@tribtown.com or 812-523-7051.