Rain creates flooding issues, shuts down roads

Third and Gradle in Carmel. (WISH Photo/Jeff Wagner)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Areas across Central Indiana were dealing with flooding on Thursday.

Motorists were encountering roads with high water, some roads were shut down and emergency crews were having to help drivers stuck in water that wasn’t safe to drive through.

Chopper 8 discovered high water and lane restrictions near Keystone Avenue and Kessler Boulevard in Indianapolis, 146th Street in Noblesville, 80th Street and Westfield Boulevard in Indianapolis and several other places.

Officials say 146th Street between Howe Road and Promise Road will be closed overnight. Additionally, the Flowing Well in Carmel was temporarily closed due to flooding.

Clinton County officials closed the following roads due to high water:

– County Road 800 North between County Road 100 East and County Road 200 East
– County Road 600 West between County Road 200 South and County Road 300 South
– County Road 900 West between State Road 28 and County Road 100 South
– Freeman Street in Frankfort at the Viaduct

Emergency officials urge people not to drive through high water.

Both Madison and Hamilton counties are offering sandbags for residents.

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