Flooding forces road closures

River flooding forces county road closures

The East Fork White River crested at 16.3 feet at 1:45 p.m. Thursday at Rockford after heavy rains northeast of Seymour a day earlier.

The river, however, is expected to remain near or just slightly above 15 feet until 7 a.m. Sunday and not fall below flood stage (12 feet) until sometime Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service’s Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service.

Many county and state roads in a floodplain become impassable due to high water. These include State Road 235 east of Medora and County Road 725N. State Road 135 near the Washington County line also was closed Thursday afternoon.

Other local roads affected by high water include county roads near Vallonia and Shieldstown; Slab Road west of Brownstown; County Road 525N near the Seymour wastewater treatment plant; Honeytown Road; and possibly State Road 250 east of Dudleytown and State Road 256 west of Austin.

For information about county roads closed because of flooding, visit jackson.in.wthgis.com.