River closes area roads

Rain continued falling and the East Fork White River continued rising on Friday morning.

Floodwater from the river crossed State Road 258 between Seymour and Cortland this morning and continued flowing over county roads all along the river bottoms.

The river was rising from 17.19 feet at 7 a.m. en route to an anitcipated crest of 18.5 feet at 8 p.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

The river is expected to remain above 17 feet through Monday afternoon. Flood stage at Seymour is 12 feet.

Rain should stop falling in the area by mid-morning, with skies becoming mostly sunny.

Through noon Friday, the area had received 4.43 inches of rain since Wednesday evening, bringing the month's total rainfall to 4.49 inches. The average for April is 3.65 inches.

The Indiana Department of Transportation reported the following closures of state roads in Jackson County at 5 p.m. Friday:
State Road 135 at the 58.8 mile marker.
State Road 235 between County Road 460W and Mill Street at Medora.
State Road 250 from County Road 825E to U.S. 31.
And State Road 258 from County Road 425E to Veshlage Road at Seymour.

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