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Last updated on Thursday, March 20, 2008
(BEDFORD) - Though flooding problems are slowly decreasing, we’re not out of the weeds yet.
The state of emergency in Orange County has been lifted, however IN-37 remains flooded at from around Liberty Street to Monroe St. in Orleans, and continues with problems toward Paoli.
French Lick remains a water logged mess, and a number of roads in Lawrence, Monroe, Brown, Greene, Orange and Jackson Counties remain closed or otherwise compromised by flood waters.
Orleans Clerk-Treasurer Robert Henderson, Jr. says rumors of the town lake levy failing were not true. However, Henderson also advises parents to keep their kids out of the flood water, as it poses health hazards.
General flood warnings in Lawrence and surrounding counties are scheduled through 2:00pm this afternoon.
They have also added a flood warning for small streams in Lawrence, Jackson, Monroe, Martin, Brown, Greene and Bartholomew Counties through 9:30 tonight.
Finally, areas along the White River in Bedford, Williams, Seymour, Shoals, and beyond are expected to see rising waters through the middle of the weekend.
What makes things worse is these current flooding predictions don't seem to take into effect rain that is forecasted for tomorrow night and on into Saturday.
So make sure you keep tuned to WBIW for the latest information available on flooding conditions and see below for the most current available 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) <- NOW OPEN
IN-200: Northbound lanes west of IN-157 (Greene County)
Closed Lawrence County Roads
Avoca Eureka Rd.
Church Camp Rd.
Donica Church Rd.
Dunn Bridge Rd.
Erie Church Rd.
Fayetteville Owensburg Rd.
Huron Williams Rd.
Little Salt Creek Run
Mill Creek Rd.
Old Buddha Rd.
Old Farm Rd.
Peerless Rd. (by the bridge)
Red Crane Rd.
Woody Farm 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.
Kerr Creek Rd.
Mel Currie Rd.
Mt. Pleasant Rd. (at low water bridge near Bottom Rd.)
Shilo Rd. (from Anderson to Miller)
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
Big Four Rd.
County Line Rd. (flood gates closed at Gosport)
Goose Creek Rd.
Splinter Ridge Rd.
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