High waters and road closures in the Hoosier state

By Marisela Burgos - bio | email

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) – The Clark County Chapter of the Red Cross opened its shelter, Saturday, after rain slammed the Hoosier state.

Several roads were closed because of flooding.  Kate Merchant with the American Red Cross said people should contact their office by phone at (812) 283-8416 or come to their shelter located at 1805 East 8th Street in Jeffersonville, if they need help.  Merchant said the shelter will remain open as long as people need their services.

Throughout Southern Indiana, crews blocked roads that were impassible for drivers.  Five miles outside Jeffersonville at the bridge on Bethany Road, the water rose significantly.

Meanwhile in Floyd County, there were similar concerns.  In New Albany, authorities said several roads were closed because of high water, including Water Street from West 10th to East 6th Streets, Old Ford Road at Armstrong Bend, Rainbow Drive near Charlestown Road, Graybrook Lane at Binford Park, and Hildreth Avenue at Cherry State.   Saturday afternoon, Billy Herman Park was underwater.

Floyd County Emergency Services Director, Terry Herthel said crews spent the afternoon on Corydon Pike, digging around a dam to allow flood waters to flow.

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