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Water Closes Roads, Washington County Schools On 2-Hour Delay

Last updated on Tuesday, December 6, 2011

(UNDATED) - The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces rising waters have caused the closure of roads.

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:

* In Brown County State Road 135 between State Road 46 and US 50.

* In Jackson and Washington Counties State Road 256 - between County Road 800 and State Road 39 in both counties. State Road. 235 - between Mill Street and County Road 460 West in Jackson County. State Road 43 from State Road 54 in Ridgeport to State Road 48 in Whitehall.

* In Lawrence and Martin Counties State Road 450 from U.S. 50 in Shoals to State Road 37 in Bedford.

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.

Because of flooding East and West Washington County School and Salem Schools are on a two-hour delay today.

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