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Area Flooding Causing Several Road Closures

Greene and Daviess counties are experiencing flooding that has caused several county roads to be closed.

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Flooding in Portland, IN last week.

Due to several storms over the past few weeks, some counties are experiencing minor flooding.

Greene and Daviess counties are experiencing flooding that has caused several county roads to be closed.
Indiana Department of Transportation spokeswoman Cher Goodwin said this type of flooding is very typical for this time of year and damage should be minor.

“Generally these roads that are being affected right now are typical locations when we have high amounts of rain in the spring months,” said Goodwin. “Generally what happens is there is some minor erosion along the shoulder of the road way as well as sometimes there will be some stone that gets washed away as well. Typically we do not have any major issues with the pavement in this type of flooding situation.”

Goodwin said there is not a lot they can do to get the road cleared faster, or prevent such flooding in the future since they occur in rural areas.

Goodwin advised motorists not to drive around road blocks and find an alternate route.

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