Minor flooding disrupting local roads – 1:30 p.m. Update

Some minor flooding is expected along area rivers and a flood warning is in effect. Continuing rain and melting snow are contributing to the rising water levels.

The National Weather Service is estimating that in Columbus, the East Fork White River will peak at a few inches above the minor flood stage by this afternoon. In Seymour the river will be peaking at about 9 inches below the moderate flood level by Friday morning.

Flat Rock River is expected to rise to just over a foot above the minor flood stage by this evening and Driftwood River is expected to peak tomorrow morning in the minor flood stage.

The high water is affecting some area roads. The Bartholomew County Emergency Management Agency is reporting that the following roads have high water as of 1:30 p.m. Friday:

  • County Road 750S east of State Road 58.
  • County Road 650S east of State Road 58.
  • North Dellasburg Road at East Base Road.
  • South Gladstone (south of the bridge).
  • County Road 175E, just north of Southern Crossing.
  • County Road 400N east of U.S. 31
  • County Road 800S between State Road 11 and U.S. 31.

Sheriff Matt Myers is warning that the cold temperatures and wet roadways are causing some icy slick spots out there this morning.

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