Ice jam causes creek flooding near Lafayette

(WLFI Photo)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say an ice jam has caused a creek near Lafayette to overflow its banks, flooding several homes and prompting some evacuations.

Tippecanoe County Sheriff Tracy Brown tells the Journal & Courier the ice jam is near where Wildcat Creek flows into the Wabash River a couple miles north of Lafayette.

Brown says the flooding started early Friday and that it is unpredictable how high the water will rise in the rural area.

WLFI-TV reports at least four homes were flooded at midmorning and 15 people have been evacuated.

State conservation officers used an airboat to help some people reach dry ground. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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