2017-07-12 / Front Page

County officials caution about rising rivers, creeks dangers

‘Travel Advisory’ issued
Comet staff report

Carroll County residents are reminded to be aware of the flooding conditions which are currently being experienced in the county. Heavy rains throughout the County have caused many roads to be flooded or washed out. The County Highway Department has exhausted its inventory of signs and barricades because of all the flooded roads. Many county roads are currently flooded and may be impassable.

Some state roads may have water flowing across them. This is especially true for the northeast part of Carroll County in the Deer Creek area. Drivers are cautioned to not attempt to drive through deep standing water and they should watch for low areas which can flood quickly.

Community members can log into the National weather Service website at http://www.weather.gov/in d/ for current conditions. Log into the NIPSCO website at http://www.nipscohydro.com/ to access water flows through Oakdale and Norway Dams.

Everyone should be aware that changing weather conditions can adversely affect the flooding conditions along any waterway. More rain is expected to fall in the area and residents should be aware conditions can rapidly change. Those who live in or near areas prone to flooding should closely monitor conditions as they change. Road conditions worsen

The Carroll County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has declared a ‘Travel Advisory’ effective immediately Tuesday afternoon. A ‘Travel Advisory’ is the lowest level of local travel advisory and means routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation. Individuals should use caution or avoid those areas.

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