LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Flooding will continue to be an issue through the weekend as the Wabash River continues to rise. Meteorologists estimate the river will crest Saturday afternoon as water from the northern part of the state moves downstream. Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Sgt. Andy Cree said deputies are expecting more roads to close.
"We will not only be patrolling and looking for high water that we can report and ask for signs to block them, but there will be areas of course we'll have to enforce," Cree said.
Despite those road closed signs many drivers are still attempting to drive through high water.
"They will get ticketed. If they drive into it and we have to go assist them and they've ignored a sign we are going to have to ticket that driver," Cree said.
State Road 43 between Happy Hollow and Soldiers Home Roads was closed down Thursday evening due to flooding. Cree said he's expecting that area to remain closed as the water continues to rise. The Wabash River may crest at more than 25 feet above normal water level.
"The water is still going to be rising, so even though it's sunny out, that doesn't mean there can't be a potential problem that may not be a problem today, but could be a problem tomorrow," Cree said.
Drivers are asked to be patient as they go about their weekend travels and should continue to be patient as new roads may be closed. Cree said if you do get stuck in high water stay in your car and call 911. The Sheriff's office dive team will respond and help you get out safely.
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