Heavy overnight rains cause flooding

Heavy overnight rains cause flooding

Many low lying roads in the Marion County area are underwater on Thursday following rains that topped more than an inch and a half in places Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.

Salem Township Road Commissioner Jim Bryant reports roads in the Crooked Creek Bottoms, including South College and South Hotze, are closed. C.J. Heck Road is also impassable.

The Patoka Township Road Commissioner reports low lying roads in the North Fork and Flat Creek bottoms are underwater.

Kinmundy Road Commissioner reports Blomberg and Robb Roads near the East Fork Creek are flooded. Shephards Lane west of St. Peter Road also underwater.

Racccoon Township Road Commissioner report roads in the bottoms are impassable.

The Alma Weather Station has recorded 1.91 inches of rain. Through seven Thursday morning, 1.58 inches of rain had fallen at the Salem Water Treatment Plant and 1.37 inches at the Centralia Water Treatment Plant.

One gate of Raccoon Lake has been partially opened to get rid of excess water.