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June 18, 2018

6/13/2018 12:40:00 PM
Responders trying to keep up with flooding
Road west of Bellair still covered by Embarras waters.
Heavy rains have left local roads waterlogged, making travel hazardous in some areas.

Most of the flooding comes and goes quickly, County Engineer Justin Childress explained. Areas flood, then the waters recede before highway crews can even post warnings and rise somewhere else.

"They're just popping up and we're chasing them around," Childress said. "It's awful."

While a lot of roads have water over them, only one stretch on the county system is closed. Actually located in Jasper County, the road west of Bellair is under the waters of the swollen Embarras River.

The Crawford County Sheriff's Office and other emergency personnel were called to the area Monday night after the driver of a pickup truck ran into the water.

Details of the accident were not available at press time, but no injuries were reported. The truck remains submerged.

"If there's water on the road, don't try to go through it," Sheriff William Rutan said. "It's deeper than you think."

He added several roads south of Stoy are flooded.

Officially, only .03 inch of rain was reported in Crawford County Monday. This was on top of 1.23 inches that fell during the previous two days, however.

The Wabash River is at 17.06 feet today at Palestine, more than two feet above flood stage. The river is expected to crest at 18.9 feet Thursday.

The Embarras River is at 16.9 at Ste. Marie, more than two feet below flood stage. It is expected to crest at 19.9 feet Thursday.

At Lawrenceville, the river is at 29.7 feet. Flood stage is 30 feet and the river is expected to crest at 33.7 feet Thursday.





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