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Road Closings

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Recent heavy rains have caused temporary flooding in low-lying areas throughout the county.

According to Clay County Highway Department officials, motorists are urged to use caution while driving in these areas.

Although the water is receding, the following county roads have been closed to traffic:

HARMONY (Van Buren Township): A portion of West Jackson Street near the Harmony Cemetery has been washed out, causing the road to be closed until repairs can be made.

VIGO/CLAY COUNTY LINE (Dick Johnson Township.): Deep water is covering portions of Perth Road (County Road 300 West) between County Roads 1400-1500 North.

BOWLING GREEN AREA (Washington/Cass townships): Culverts are out along portions of Sonnefield Road south of State Road 42.

BOWLING GREEN AREA (Cass Township): A large tree was blown down during last night's storm and is laying across the road in the area of Candlestick Corner. Highway department workers are unable to clear the tree because of potentially active power lines are stuck in the tree. The road will be closed until Parke County REMC workers are able to remove the lines.

Motorists are urged to avoid water-covered roads and report flooded areas to the Clay County Highway Department at 835-2091.

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This would not be happening if the county would put in drainage ditches!!! You ought to see the road at 1400N & 200E! The water coming from the field there was RUSHING across the road. My husband almost wrecked yesterday thanks to the mud the washed over the road there. Went to turn the corner and his tires just spun causing him to fish tail. I think that farmer needs fined and have to pay to fix the problem for causing it. Did not have it until they put the drainage system in the field.

-- Posted by UPSETCITIZEN on Wed, Jun 4, 2008, at 1:41 PM

In Dick Johnson Township at Hell's Gates the water is over 2 feet deep(observed at about 3:30pm, June 4). So avoid that area too.

upsetcitizen, I'm sure that farmer put in the drainage system to try to help...you yourself said "This would not be happening if the county would put in drainage ditches!!!" These past few days we have had a lot of water on the roads that normally isn't there. I think fining the farmer for uncontrollable weather is a bit rough.

-- Posted by alrightythen on Wed, Jun 4, 2008, at 3:03 PM

Be careful on CR 500 E south of 800N

The road is flooded and at one point 3ft deep. I watched someone getting winched out because they didn't think it was that bad. Please if it looks deep it probably is, don't attempt to cross it, it's not worth the damage to your vehicle or possibly having to have the fire dept and ambulance come to rescue you.

-- Posted by Localguy1972 on Wed, Jun 4, 2008, at 9:34 PM

No it is like this all the time no matter how much rain we get. They have covered the partial ditch there and so it just all flows into the road. There is always water running from there. And yes the county needs to get ditches in! I just don't understand the reasoning behind why they don't. It will just help a lot of the problems that happen when it rains.

-- Posted by UPSETCITIZEN on Thu, Jun 5, 2008, at 7:21 AM

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