GRANT COUNTY -
All lanes of I-69 nearby Grant County are open this afternoon after portions of a widespread were flooded this morning north of State Road 18 and south of State Road 218.
I-69 in Grant County (Photo pleasantness ISP)
Blackford County is underneath an orange-level transport advisory. Essential transport only, such as to and from work, is recommended.
Huntington County is underneath a yellow-level travel advisory. Routine transport or activities might be limited in areas given of a dangerous situation, and people should use counsel or equivocate those areas.
State Road 26 easterly of Hartford City is insurmountable and many of State Road 3 by Hartford City is down to one line due to flooding.
Blackford County Schools are sealed currently and Eastbrook Schools are on a 2-hour check given of flooding.
Blackford County Schools Superintendent Scot Croner says a travel in front of a youth high propagandize in Hartford City had during slightest 3 feet of H2O Friday morning. Officials contend a county between Fort Wayne and Muncie has seen during slightest 8 inches of rainfall overnight.Croner says a high school’s groundwork was flooded, and upkeep crews were regulating sump pumps to purify it up.
Flooding prevented glow crews from reaching a large deliver yard fire on State Roads 3 and 18 in Blackford County.
Thunderstorms forsaken complicated sleet overnight into a early morning hours today. The National Weather Service released peep inundate warnings for several counties, some of them have already seen over 6 inches of rainfall given a charge changed in around midnight.
Blackford County puncture government executive Aaron Henderson says a county only north of Muncie saw what he called a “boatload of rain,” though that sparse highway flooding was a many critical problem.
There were some H2O rescues Friday morning.
Northwestern Indiana military contend firefighters used boats to rescue 18 people.
Sgt. Larry LaFlower of a Porter County Sheriff’s Department says rain-swollen Salt Creek trapped 4 families in their homes in a village of South Haven. He says firefighters used boats early Friday to rescue those residents and move them to dry belligerent during a internal glow station.
LaFlower says a flooded homes were in an older, flood-prone area in a village about 15 miles easterly of Gary.
He says several side streets in South Haven are flooded and there’s poignant flooding nearby South Haven Elementary School.