News From Terre Haute, Indiana

April 19, 2013

Rising waters close state roads in Clay, Vermillion; Indiana 236 in Putnam now open


News Release

---- — 2:30 p.m. update: Indiana 236, east of U.S. 231, In Putnam County, is now open.

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces rising waters have caused the closure of state roads in the Crawfordsville District. The closures will remain in effect until waters recede.

The following roadways have been closed:

In Clay County, Indiana 246, two miles east of the Eel River near Clay City.

In Vermillion County, Indiana 71, two miles west of Indiana 63

In Putnam County, Indiana 236 east of U.S. 231.

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.  For the latest road conditions, please visit www.trafficwise.in.gov.

For the latest news and information about INDOT, visit www.in.gov/indot.