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Rising Waters Close State Roads

When encountering a flooded roadway, INDOT urges drivers to turn around and not drive through standing water.

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Photo: Dan Goldblatt/WFIU

Many roads in Shoals are currently underwater.

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. 50 (Washington) to State Road 356 (Otwell)

Daviess and Knox Counties
State Road 58 from State Road 67 (Westphalia) to State Road 57 (Elnora)
State Road 358 from State Road 67 (Edwardsport) to State Road 57 (Plainville)

Dubois County
State Road 164 from Old State Road 162 (3rd Avenue) to U.S. 231 in the City of Jasper

Gibson and Pike Counties
State Road 64 from State Road 357 (Oakland City) to State Road 61 (Arthur)

Greene County
**OPEN**State Road 157 from U.S. 231 (Worthington) to State Road 54 (Bloomfield)

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

Martin County
State Road 550 from U.S. 50 (Shoals) to U.S. 150 (Lacy)

Martin and Orange Counties
U.S. Route 150 from U.S. 50 (Shoals) to State Road 56 (Prospect)

Orange County
State Road 56 from U.S. 150 (Prospect) to State Road 145 (French Lick)

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)
State Road 166 from State Road 66 (Rocky Point) to the end of the road.

Posey County
State Road 69 from State Road 62 to the end of the road.

Spencer and Warrick Counties
State Road 161 from State Road 62 (DeGonia Springs) to State Road 66 (Hatfield)

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.

Joe Hren

Anchor, Indiana Newsdesk - WTIU & WFIU News. Follow him on Twitter @Joe_Hren

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