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A second heavy rainstorm in less than a week has flooded several roads in Johnson County, and local law enforcement is keeping an eye on the rising waters.

Portions of several roads were closed to traffic on Thursday, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Randy Werden said.

The flooded roads include portions of County Road 250 South and County Road 400 South where they intersect with U.S. 31 south of Franklin, as well as County Road 200 North near County Road 75 West, which is northwest of Franklin.

With rain expected at least through Friday afternoon, the situation is only going to get worse, especially since the ground was already saturated from rain from last weekend, he said.

Deputies have put up barriers and signs warning drivers to stay off the roads, Werden said.

“Stay out of the water,” he said. “If you can’t see the roadway, don’t take for granted that the water is two inches deep.”

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Michele Holtkamp is editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at mholtkamp@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2774.