Heavy Rain Flooding Roads, Creeks, Streams
By Mike Perleberg
Flood waters along Interstate 275 at the Indiana-Ohio state line. Image via OhGo.com.
(Aurora, Ind.) – A Flood Advisory is in effect for Dearborn, Ohio, Ripley, and Switzerland counties in Indiana, as well as Boone and Gallatin counties in Kentucky, Friday morning.
The National Weather Service says moderate to heavy rain is expected across the tri-state. With the ground already saturated, the precipitation is quickly running off into already full creeks and streams.
The rainfall is causing a number of traffic concerns.
Motorists are reporting heavy ponding on U.S. 50 in Aurora and Lawrenceburg, an area that sees plenty of traffic during the morning commute.
Ponding is also causing an issue on State Road 56 at several locations between Aurora and Rising Sun, one driver said. State Road 56 is already closed at Third Street in Aurora from the flooding Ohio River, with a short detour set up through downtown.
The flooding Ohio River has forced State Road 56 to be closed near the Jefferson-Switzerland county line.
North Hogan Road in Dearborn County was covered by water from the swollen Hogan Creek at Cross Road.
Drivers are reminded to “turn around, don’t drown” when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.