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Windy conditions, rain make for chaotic Monday around central Indiana

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(Dec. 28, 2015) – A Flash Flood Watch and Wind Advisory will go into effect for much of central Indiana Monday.

Several counties around the state have reported problems with flooding as rain continues to fall.

Here’s what we’ve found in some Indiana counties:

Bartholomew County: Some roads usually prone to flooding are closed, but officials report no major problems.

Blackford County: Officials said they’re dealing with localized flooding. State Road 26 is closed two miles east of Hartford City due to high water. That’s an area that commonly floods, according to officials.

Carroll County: The Wabash River is out of its banks, but the Tippecanoe River is holding steady. Officials are monitoring the situation and said the outlook depends on how much more rain they get.

Grant County: Emergency responders are keeping a close eye on the Stonecrest and Quail Hollow neighborhoods. Officials anticipate they’ll have to close Stone Road North as the rain continues.

Johnson County: Several roads have high water signs and drivers are being told to use caution near rivers and streams. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office said the following roads are closed:

  • Greensburg Rd & 725 E
  • 250 S East of I65
  • 725 E North of 270 725 E
  • 250 S East of US 31
  • Mauxferry & 350 S
  • Jim Black North of 44
  • Stoneybrook Ln & 250 S
  • 350 S West of 31
  • 400 S & 700 E

Lawrence County: EMA officials said they don’t have any major flooding to report, although they have some trees down from gusting winds.

Madison County: Some county roads near low-lying areas are flooding. One water rescue was reported Sunday night after two people become stuck in high water in the northern part of the county. Some residents have picked up sandbags as a precaution.

Miami County: Low lying areas and ditches have flooded. Strong winds have taken down some utility lines and trees.

Owen County: Several trees are down and blocking roads, but no major flooding issues are reported.

Randolph County: Localized agricultural flooding, some roads flooded. Officials said impact is minimal right now.

Tippecanoe County: No major flooding issues to report so far. The Wabash River will crest at 18.1 feet, which is in the minor flood stage.

Tipton County: Some areas that routinely flood have had issues with high water. Officials said they’re “very fortunate” that they haven’t experienced any additional problems.

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