UPDATE: SR 262 Washed Out Near Dillsboro; Closed Indefinitely
By Mike Perleberg
Update posted at 10:15 a.m.:
State Road 262 near Dillsboro will be closed at least through the weekend, INDOT spokesman Harry Maginity said Friday.
Intermittent flooding undermined the road way, making the pavement fragile, said Maginity. The highway has been closed due to safety reasons.
Work to assess the damage and possibly begin repairs will start Monday, though it may take longer until the highway can be reopened to traffic.
Original story posted at 8:40 a.m.:
(Dearborn County, Ind.) – Some Dearborn and Ohio County residents are being boxed in by flooded and washed out roads Friday.
As frequently happens during periods of heavy rain, the flood plains of the Laughery Creek separating Dearborn and Ohio counties become flooded. Residents usually trying to get to Aurora or point beyond can rely on State Road 262 to get them to U.S. 50 and on their way.
But Thursday evening State Road 262 was shut down near Dillsboro due to the roadway being washed out by rain. As expected, Huesman Road and Laughery Creek road are water-covered, making them off-limits.
There is an alternate route, though it may take several more miles. Commuters can use Hartford Pike Road to access State Road 56.
INDOT has not released any further information on the SR 262 closing or said how long the highway may remain closed due to the wash out.