Flooding closes handful of Delaware County, IN bridges
Free Press Report
ALBANY, IN - Some lowlands along the Mississinewa and White rivers and elsewhere along eastern Indiana were under water Sunday after heavy rain moved through Indiana.
The Delaware County Emergency Management Agency issued a travel advisory Sunday afternoon about high water and flooding around several county bridges.More than two inches of rain fell throughout Saturday night and Sunday, also causing flooding along low places on Ind. 1 in Randolph and Jay counties and Ind. 26 east in Blackford County.
Jason Rogers, EMA director, pointed out the obvious that motorists should not drive through water covered roads and highways. The concern with bridges was that sediment and sand around bridge abutments could wash out with traffic on bridge decks.
Among the bridges closed in town were Elm Street along with Strong Road and Edgewater Drive. Down the river, Gregory Road closer to Eaton and County Road 1270-N past Wheeling also were closed.
On The White River, Priest Road near River Valley Road west of Yorktown was closed along with tributaries at County Road 300-S near 900-W besides a portion of Whitney Road.
County highway officials also reported various roads were flooded while the same was reported with some Muncie city streets.
The NWS reported a slow moving cold front behind the rain that could turn to freezing ice and then snow by Monday morning. Look for some slick spots like highway and interstate bridges besides temperatures in the 20s on Monday.