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Emergency crews swamped with work in Dubois Co

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High water has covered more roads and more drivers are running into trouble.

Indiana Conservation officers say Sunday night's rain was definitely something the county did not need, and one of the most swollen areas is on U.S. 231.

Officer Mike Kellner says that the rising Patoka River is spilling over roadways, mainly in the southern parts of the county, but also through several major roadways in the city of Jasper.

Conservation officers are still making rescues for drivers who are ignoring road closed signs.

Kellner says residents need to have a healthy fear of standing water, because emergency personnel are currently dealing with a lot.

"Emergency agencies are all just going to have to do this again. We hope folks have learned from the first part and will tend to business the second part."

Kellner says he's also concerned about his conservation officers, who also have to risk their lives during water rescues.

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