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Two roads are closed and six others have high water warning signs posted as heavy rain has led to flooding in Johnson County.

No homes or other property has been damaged due to high water, Johnson County Emergency Management Agency director Stephanie Sichting said Saturday afternoon.

A flood warning is in effect until 8 p.m. Sunday.

The Driftwood River and Youngs Creek in Franklin have both flooded over their banks, Sichting said. The water level in the Big Blue River has also risen but not flooded yet, she said.

Snow melted earlier in the week which led to higher water in rivers, creeks and ditches. Heavy rain has fallen throughout today which has led to flooding, she said.

No homes have been damaged, Sichting said. Residents of Stone Village near Stones Crossing Road reported high water in the neighborhood about 10:30 a.m. but Bargersville Fire Department was able to clear drains and the water went down, she said.

Drivers will need to watch for high water when traveling tonight since water is harder to see at night, Johnson County Sheriff's Office chief deputy Randy Werden said. Drivers should not attempt to drive through water that is completely covering a road, he said.

Anyone who sees water covering a road or if water rises in a neighborhood should report it to the Johnson County dispatch center at 317-736-5155, Sichting said.

Here's the list of roads currently affected by high water:

Closed

200N and Centerline Road at 75W

350N between 525E aand 600E

High water warning

200W north of Whiteland Road

Breckenham Way

Chancery Boulevard

225W north of 300S

Matthews Road and 1000N

Matthews Road and Hoosier Trapper Road

 

 

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