April 19, 2013

Eel River passes flood stage, Wabash nearing its

Two state roads closed in Cass County


— The Eel River has surpassed its flood stage level near Logansport. As of 10:45 a.m., the river was at 9.9 feet, with the flood stage at 9 feet.

The Wabash River is rising toward its flood stage of 15 feet, with the river currently at 14.36 feet.

The Indiana Department of Transportation is warning drivers to be on the lookout for high water. Flooding caused by heavy rainfall over the last 48 hours has already closed some state roads in Cass County, including Ind. 218 east of Camden and Ind. 18 between Ind. 29 and U.S. 35.

The potential for more closures is increasing due to more rainfall in the forecast.

INDOT crews are patrolling state roads, posting high water signs or closing roads as needed.