For immediate release: Mar 15, 2011
Posted by: [INDOT]
Contact: Cher L. Goodwin
Phone: (812) 895-7310

Updated Road Closures due to Flooding in Southwest Indiana

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

 Daviess and Pike Counties
 State Road 257 from U.S. Route 50 (Washington) to State Road 56 (Otwell)

 Martin and Lawrence Counties
**OPEN**State Road 450 from U.S. 50 (Shoals) to State Road 37 (Bedford)

Perry County
 State Road 66 from State Road 62 (Sulphur) to State Road 70 (Derby)
 State Road 66 from State Road 70 (Derby) to State Road 166 (Rocky Point)
 State Road 66 from State Road 166 (Rocky Point) to State Road 237 (Cannelton)
 State Road 70 from State Road 37 (Leopold) to State Road 66 (Derby)

 Posey County
 **NEW**State Road 69 from Hovey Lake to State Road 62 (Mount Vernon)


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.

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