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Rain May Produce Flooding With Rising Temperatures

Last updated on Thursday, January 18, 2018

(UNDATED) - Winter weather events over the last two weeks and rising temperatures into this weekend could lead to some flooding around Southwestern Indiana.

Forecasts are calling for temperatures in the mid 50's this weekend, along with the potential for rain. This combination means melting snow, which would feed rivers, streams and creeks. When the level of these bodies of water rises, so does the threat of flooding and potentially flash flooding in some cases.

Roads and bridges along these rivers and streams are often flooded as well and it's important to remember safety when you encounter a flooded road. Most importantly, motorists should never try to circumvent barricades and drive through flood waters because:

If you see barricades or "Road Closed" signs, turn around and find another route.

Report any flood concerns to INDOT at 1-800-279-5758.

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