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Some Allen Co. Roads Remain Closed Due to High Water

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO): Some roads in Allen County remain closed as of 8:30 Monday morning. The following roads are closed due to high water:


· West Hamilton Road north of Aboite Center Road

· Ellison Road between Branstrator Road and Liberty Mills Road

· Ellison Road between Yohne Road and Liberty Mills Road

· Houk Road between Maples Road and Rohrbach Road

· Parent Road between Hartzell Road and Maplecrest Road

· Paulding Road between Morgan Road and State Line Road

· Cook Road east of Butt Road

· Watterson Road between Wesley Chapel Road and Madden Road


County officials say that there are other roads in the county that are open, but they have “High Water” signs in place. In a release sent by the county, officials say:

The highway department reminds motorists that if they encounter a flooded roadway, be sure to “Turn Around, Don’t Drown.” According to the National Weather Service, most flash flooding deaths are vehicle related. Six inches of standing water is enough to cause passenger cars to stall and a foot of water will float many vehicles. Motorists should never drive through flooded roadways, especially if the water is moving rapidly, and never drive around the barriers warning you that the road is flooded.

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