INDOT closes State Road 256 due to high water


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State Road 256 closed because of high water

The Indiana Department of Transportation has closed State Road 256 between Interstate 65 and State Road 39 west of Austin due to high water.

Remnants of Tropical Storm Bill continue to cause flooding and have forced that closure and the closures of other state and county roads because of floodwaters from the East Fork White River and Muscatatuck River.

Those closures include State Road 235 east of Medora; County Road 600S in Crothersville; County Road 300N in Shieldstown; County Road 700E at County Road 800N in the Rockford area; and Slab Road west of Brownstown.

The East Fork White River crested at 15.72 feet at 7 p.m. Sunday at Rockford and is expected to fall below flood stage (12 feet) between noon and 6 p.m. today.

INDOT officials remind motorists that most flooding deaths occur in automobiles. Six inches of standing water is enough to stall passenger cars. A foot of water can cause a vehicle to float away.

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