Heavy rains have caused flooding in central Indiana, prompting travel advisories in parts of the state and closing some roadways.

In Johnson County, portions of nine roads were closed as of this morning, with heavy rain continuing throughout the day and on Saturday. The county is under a flood warning from the National Weather Service.

From April 28 through Thursday, more than 7 inches of rain has fallen at the Indianapolis International Airport.

At mid-day, water was three feet over County Road 250 South, about 1/2 mile west of U.S. 31, south of Franklin.

Here’s a video of the area:


Here’s what roads are closed in Johnson County:

  • Smith Valley Road, at Mullinix Road, just east of State Road 37 in the Center Grove area.
  • County Road 200 North near County Road 75 West, northwest of Franklin.
  • County Road 250 South and County Road 400 South where they intersect with U.S. 31 south of Franklin.
  • County Road 300 North and County Road 500 East, which is east of Interstate 65 on the north side of Franklin.
  • County Road 225 West and County Road 300 South, which is north of Trafalgar and east of State Road 135.
  • Honeycreek and Whiteland roads, which is east of State Road 135.
  • Mauxferry Road, south of Franklin, from County Road 300 South to County Road 350 South.
  • County Road 400 South near Amity where the grave is in the middle of the road.
  • Smiley’s Mill, on Greensburg Road southeast of Franklin.

County officials are cautioning about high water on other roads. They are:

  • Graham Road, south of County Road 500 North, which is between Interstate 65 and the town of Whiteland
  • County Road 400 North, which is Paul Hand Boulevard, all the way from U.S. 31 to Interstate 65, between Franklin and Whiteland.

The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for Johnson and most other counties in central or south central Indiana until 8 a.m. Saturday and noted that heavy rain will continue.

Added to the soggy mess for some Franklin residents was a massive boil water order affecting everyone west of U.S. 31 due to a vehicle striking a hydrant.

See http://www.dailyjournal.net/2017/05/05/264044/


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