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Potential water hazards

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Recent heavy rain and high winds from storms have made traveling difficult in parts of Clay County. Traffic along the following roads is restricted due to pending repair work and tree removal:

* 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,

* Culverts are out along portions of Sonnefield Road south of State Road 42 in the Bowling Green area, and

* A large tree was blown down during Tuesday's storm and is laying across the road in the area of Candlestick Corner near Bowling Green. 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.

Although the water recedes quickly, officials urge motorists to drive with caution along the following county roads after a heavy rainfall:

* Deep water was covering portions of Perth Road (County Road 300 West) between County Roads 1400 and 1500 North. A tree that has been uprooted due to the water soaked ground is partially blocking the portion of the road on the Vigo County side,

* Portions of Miami Gardens Road, north of CR 340, are experiencing high water after heavy rainfalls,

* Areas near CR 425 West and CR 1015 North are covered in high water,

* Areas south of Clay City on SR 59 between CR 1200 and1300 South experienced flooding,

* Portions of State Road 46 near Cory are flooded, and

* Portions of State Road 59 near CR 1350 N experience flooding.

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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