INDOT Closes Road, Urges Driving Caution
June 13, 2013 — A storm that left damage and caused power outages in Northwest Indiana also is forcing Indiana’s Department of Transportation to close a state road, probably into the weekend.
INDOT says State Road 2 is closed between U.S. 231 and I-65 due to downed power line towers caused by severe storms overnight. The closure in southeast Lake County and southwest Porter County could be in place for three days before the road reopens, because of the scale of the damage. Crews are working to clear the roadway, and INDOT asks drivers to avoid the area until crews can reopen the road.
The agency also is urging driving caution throughout the Region, “Elsewhere in the Northwest Indiana District of INDOT high water is present on some roadways, but at this time no other roads in the district are closed. INDOT crews continue to patrol state roads, clear debris, post high water signs and will close roads as needed.
If you come across a flooded roadway, turn around. Never drive through standing water. According to the National Weather Service most flooding deaths occur in automobiles. Six inches of standing water is enough to stall a car and a foot of water will float many vehicles.”
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Traffic restriction information is available at www.trafficwise.IN.gov.