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Motorists rescued from Eel River

Thursday, January 6, 2005

- State expected to be hit by flooding in south and ice storm in north

Residents and travelers along the Eel River need to excercise caution. The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the Eel River effective at 1:34 Tuesday morning.

Around 8 a.m., the Clay County Sheriff's Department received a cell phone call from a person in a vehicle caught in the rising water. The cellular connection was broken and deputies were dispatched to the scene.

The car's occupants did get safely out of the car. The vehicle was between Poland and Bowling Green, in water up to its headlights. A boat was needed to pull the vehicle to safety.

The flood warning continues through Tuesday night.

The National Weather service reported "minor flooding is occurring... with moderate flooding forecast.

"Heavy rainfall Monday and last week's melting snow was causing lowland flooding to develop early this morning.

"Motorists should avoid flooded roads and take another route. Keep children away from flooded areas. Move livestock and equipment to higher ground."

Meanwhile, forecasters expect an ice storm to hit the northern half of Indiana tonight and Wednesday.

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