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Flood warnings still in effect, authorities advise drivers on alert

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If you see barricades and high water signs, officials say to turn around and don't attempt to pass through the high water. If you see barricades and high water signs, officials say to turn around and don't attempt to pass through the high water.

Flood warnings are in effect along several Tri-State rivers, affecting Wayne, White, Wabash, Posey, and Gibson Counties.  

Those warnings have local officials worried about motorists getting stranded, or worse, in the floodwaters.

Gibson County authorities say there are still quite a few places across the community seeing high water, including the Patoka River, which is just outside of Princeton. Authorities actually have the roadway by the river blocked off with barriers.

Because of the high water levels, the Little Wabash River, Patoka River, and Wabash River are under flood warnings. 

Gibson County Sheriff George Ballard says since that recent heavy rainfall, they've made more than 13 water rescues. That's why, with water levels high near some roadways, he's advising drivers to stay alert and be aware.

"If you see signs that say high water, road closed, don't ignore them. That warning is there for a reason, and it doesn't take a lot of water to move that vehicle. With the temperatures that we've had, you can get yourself into a really bad medical situation real quick," Ballard says. 

Authorities say the best thing you can do to stay safe is to avoid roadways covered with water, no matter how shallow the water may seem. 

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