Central Indiana under water after torrential rain

High water in central Indiana. (Photo/WISH)
High water in central Indiana. (Photo/WISH)

HARTFORD CITY, Ind. (AP) – Some central and northern Indiana counties are seeing widespread flooding from storms that have dropped more than a half foot of rain in some places.

State police closed a section of Interstate 69 in both directions near Marion because of water on the highway Friday morning. That area between Fort Wayne and Muncie has had the heaviest biggest rain totals reported by the National Weather Service, which issued flash flood warnings for several counties.

Blackford County emergency management director Aaron Henderson says the county just north of Muncie has seen at least 8 inches of rain. He says numerous roads are flooded and drivers are being asked to avoid nonessential travel.

Henderson says some homes and buildings have been flooded although no injuries were immediately reported.

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