Flooding possible on Thursday due to heavy rain and melting snow

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The National Weather Service has issued river flood warnings for the following rivers:

  • Big Blue River, Driftwood River, Eel River, East Fork of the White River, White River, Wabash River

Due to melting snow and heavy rain expected on Thursday, these rivers are expected to rise quickly across our state. Flooding could occur on Thursday night and last for more than a week in some spots.

Levels of the Wabash River north of I-74 could exceed the flood levels we saw in December. Flooding along the White River and the East Fork of the White River is not expected to be as severe as what we saw in December. This flooding could impact local and state roads along with residential areas.

We could also see issues with ice jams along the rivers.  The river ice will start to break up as the water levels rise.  If ice jams do occur, the National Weather Service warns that serious localized flooding could be possible along the Wabash River upstream of I-74.   If you see an ice jam, you are encouraged to report it to local law enforcement.

As always, you should never drive through flooded roads.  Please turn around and take a different path.  As always, keep your children away from flooded areas as well.

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