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Flood warning issued

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 ~ Updated 11:02 AM

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has issued a flood warning for Putnam County as well as several nearby counties including Fountain, Montgomery, Parke, Vermillion and Warren. This warning is in effect until 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

At 9:24 a.m. today, National Weather Service radar indicated that 2 to 4 inches of rain had fallen overnight in the area, which will cause major flooding in creeks and streams.

Locations expected to experience flooding include Greencastle, Crawfordsville, Clinton, Covington, Newport, Rockville, Veedersburg and Williamsport.

Flooding could occur on highways, country roads, farmlands, along the banks of creeks and at underpasses. Any low-lying area could experience flooding.

Drivers are urged to not drive their vehicles into areas where water covers the roadways, as water depths may be too great to allow cars to cross safely.

Local flooding should be reported to the Putnam County Sheriff's Department or the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Indianapolis.

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