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NWS: Flooding Could Be As Bad As May 1996 (With Road List)

Last updated on Thursday, March 20, 2008

(BEDFORD) - Area flooding continues throughout the WBIW listening area, and it’s looking to possibly get worse, as the rain that has already passed us drains into rivers and streams and flows our way.

The National Weather Service has issued a general flood warning for Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Jackson, Greene and Brown Counties, and the state of emergency continues in Orange County, according to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.

Additionally, flood warnings for areas along the East Fork of the White River have been, in some areas, extended until further notice.

In Bedford, the flood warning goes through Saturday evening, and the water level is forecasted to top out at 32.3 feet. With only two more tenths of a foot in Bedford, residents near the river may not just experience a wet basement, but possibly a wet living room, especially around Fort Ritner, and the lower areas of East Oolitic.

In Williams, IN-450 is already flooded which means the main way in and out of Williams is Ridge Road, and extensive flooding continues near Chase Ripple and Palestine.

In Shoals, water levels are supposed to crest over the 28-foot danger level, which the NWS estimates will at least grab the attention of most of Martin County. Some residents, especially in low lying mobile homes, may need to relocate.

The National Weather Service also estimates around 70% of Jackson County is under some sort of water, and some evacuations may need to happen near Rockford, Brownstown and Shields Town.

Meteorologists have already stated this flooding could be as bad as it was in May 1996.

Keep tuned to WBIW for updates as they come in, and see below for a list of flooded roads in the area.

Closed State and US Highways
Only in immediate area

IN-450: From east of Williams through Shoals (Lawrence, Martin Counties)
IN-337: From Orleans through Livonia (Orange, Washington, Counties)
US-150: From Shoals to Prospect through Paoli (Martin, Orange Counties)
IN-37: From south of Bedford through Orleans (Lawrence, Orange Counties)
IN-135: From IN-46 through Story (Brown County)
IN-45: At Helmsburg School (Brown County)
IN-200: Northbound lanes west of IN-157 (Greene County)

Closed Lawrence County Roads

Avoca Eureka Rd.
Bartlettsville Rd.
Buddha Rd.
Church Camp Rd.
Donica Church Rd.
Dunn Bridge Rd.

Earl Rd.
Erie Church Rd.
Fayetteville Owensburg Rd.
Harrodsburg Rd.
Huron Williams Rd.
I St.

Lawrenceport Rd.
Lincoln Rd.
Little Salt Creek Run
Mica Metals
Mill Creek Rd.

Old Buddha Rd.
Old Farm Rd.
Peerless Rd. (by the bridge)
Pumphouse Rd.
Rabbitsville Rd.

Rager Rd.
Red Crane Rd.
Woody Farm Rd.
Woodville Rd.
Yockey Rd.

Closed Monroe County Roads

Anderson Rd. (from Lydy to Farr)
Baby Creek Rd (north of IN-46)
Bottom Rd. (from Prather to Mt. Pleasant, Woodall to Dittermore)
Cave Rd. (at Gifford)
Fluck Mill Rd.

Friendship Rd.
Frye Rd.
Kent Rd.
Gore Rd.
Kerr Creek Rd.

Mel Currie Rd.
Miller Rd.
Moon Rd.
Mt. Pleasant Rd. (at low water bridge near Bottom Rd.)
Shilo Rd. (from Anderson to Miller)

Showers Rd.
Woodall Rd.
Woodland Rd.
Wylie Rd.

Closed Greene County Roads

CR100 West (at Baseline)
CR175 East (north and south of IN-54)
CR1000 West (north of IN-48)
Mineral/Koleen (at the Black Top)
CR43 (north of Gray Hill)
CD300 South (south of CR 700 South)

Closed Owen County Roads

Anderson Rd.
Big Four Rd.
County Line Rd. (flood gates closed at Gosport)
Dalton Rd.
Goose Creek Rd.

Lingle Rd.
Patricksburg Rd.
Sandlick Rd.
Splinter Ridge Rd.

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