Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

          With all the melted snow and ice and rain we’ve had in the last two weeks, the Indiana Department of Transportation is reminding motorists to watch for flooded roads.

        The level of many waterways is starting to rise above flood stage. Flooding will be likely on the White, East Fork White and Wabash Rivers.

The White River at Edwardsport is expected to reach flood stage (15 ft) and continue to rise to 23.6 ft by Feb. 11 before cresting.

        Remember when driving to “Turn Around, Don’t Drown”.  Just a few inches of water are enough to cause a vehicle to stall and float. This could be a very dangerous and potentially deadly situation. Never drive around signs or barricades to attempt to navigate a flooded road. Drivers who do can face fines and other legal matters on top of potentially losing their vehicle in the water.

    If you do encounter a flooded road without warning, please call our customer service line at 1-855-INDOT4U (463-6848) and report it.