The flu isn’t the only health and safety issue in Indiana. Flooding is now threatening the safety and welfare of those living in the state, where flooding kept emergency crews busy overnight and into Sunday morning.
On Sunday, one driver had to be rescued when flood waters trapped his car in deep muck just off I-70 and old 267 in Plainfield across from the Islamic Center, where a nearby river flooded so fast that it carried the man’s midsize car off the roadway.
The same river swelled and overflowed into a Plainfield neighborhood. As a result, the Department of Public Works set up caution signs and patrolled for signs of additional flooding.
Such flooding had already spread further east and north earlier along a line from Hendricks to Hamilton County at 106th Street, just west of Hague Road. It was there that a full creek on the south side of the road overflowed onto the asphalt, creating hazardous driving conditions during the dark morning hours of 4 a.m. as the rain continued to fall hard
Meanwhile, at least five other Hamilton County Roads closed too and many more had high water. At Keystone and Kessler, the Department of Public Works had the southbound lanes of Keystone closed for awhile, but motorists still drove through to avoid getting caught in a pending flood.
Drainage is a persistent problem at the busy intersection near Glendale Mall. As of Sunday night, a flood warning remains in effect for the White River at Noblesville until Wednesday afternoon. The warning also reports that the flood stage for the river at 10:45 a.m. this morning was 15.7 feet, and that the river will continue rising to near 18.4 feet by Monday morning.