Several Vanderburgh Co. roads closed due to high water

Several Vanderburgh Co. roads closed due to high water

VANDERBURGH CO., Ind. (WFIE) - More than a dozen roads in the county are already closed due to high water.

One of the closed roads includes Waterworks Road, between Highway 41 and Veteran’s Memorial Parkway.

The highway department expects the closures to continue through the weekend as Ohio River levels rise.

Evansville-Vanderburgh EMA Director Cliff Weaver tells us levels are just below 43 feet. It actually dropped two-tenths from Tuesday.

They have been using a new data generator video wall to track this storm.

“One of the displays on the wall is actually a screen from our central dispatch and as you can see on the wall, the roads are turned red, they are actually closed due to the high water in Union Township,” explains Weaver.

Weaver says when water starts getting up around 44 or 45 feet, that’s when concerns set in about bridges and low roads being flooded. He says if they reach that point, that’s when they will begin meeting with the levy department and public safety partners.

Authorities are reminding drivers to not drive around the barricades. It only takes a few inches of water to flood out your vehicle and leave you stranded.

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