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[INDOT]Latest Information on Road Closures Due to Flooding in Southwest Indiana
Start Date: 4/25/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 4/25/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
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Rising Waters Close State Roads in Vincennes District

Drivers encouraged using caution around flooded roadways

 

VINCENNES, Ind. -- The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces rising waters have caused the closure of roads in the Vincennes District.   The closures will remain in effect until waters recede.   The following sections of roadway have either been closed or INDOT is advising motorists to use caution around these areas of high water:

           

Greene County

**OPEN**State Road 157 from State Road 54 (Bloomfield) to State Road 67 (Worthington)

 

Knox & Daviess Counties

State Road 58 from State Road 57 (Elnora) to State Road 67 (Westphalia)

State Road 358 from State Road 57 (Plainville) to State Road 67 (Edwardsport)

When encountering a flooded roadway, INDOT urges drivers to turn around and not drive through standing water.  According to the National Weather Service, most flooding deaths occur in automobiles. Six inches of standing water is enough to cause passenger cars to stall and a foot of water will float many vehicles.  For the latest road conditions, please call 1-800-261-7623 or visit www.trafficwise.in.gov .

 

For the latest news and information about INDOT, please visit www.in.gov/indot.

 

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MEDIA CONTACT:  Cher L. Elliott, Vincennes District, (812) 895-7310, celliott@indot.in.gov

 

 

Contact Information:
Name: Cher L. Elliott
Phone: (812) 895-7310
Email: celliott@indot.in.gov
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