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State Road 157 between Worthington and Bloomfield remains closed

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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A truck driver decides the rushing waters near the William Irvin Pryor Memorial Bridge at Worthngton are too hazardous to cross on Wednesday morning and decided to turn around. [Order this photo]
State Road 157 remains closed near the William Irvin Pryor Memorial Bridge due to rising high water in the White River.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the river reading at the bridge was at 25.89 feet on Wednesday morning, which is classed as moderate flooding. Flood stage is 18 feet.

The NWS registered a 30.57 feet record reading at the bridge on June 6, 2008.

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The fast-moving flood waters of the White River flow across State Road 157 near Worthington. [Order this photo]
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The Worthington Public Access sign is nearly submerged. [Order this photo]
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A stop sign signals danger ahead on this flooded section of State Road 157, near Worthington. [Order this photo]


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Once again it begs the question why was the road grade not raised when this bridge was built...or when the road had to be rebuilt afew years ago after the flood...?

-- Posted by cirtmedic on Wed, Jan 16, 2013, at 7:55 PM

The same issues with the same river up here in Hamilton County. A few floods every now and then.

A few detours, a little bit of inconvience.

State Rd 19 opened and 2 County roads open back up today.

-- Posted by Equipmentguy on Wed, Jan 16, 2013, at 9:28 PM


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