Travel advisory issued in Greene County
Greene County is under a Level 1 travel advisory.
According to a press release from Greene County Emergency Management Agency Director Roger Axe, the advisory encompasses the entire county.
"Due to the extreme amount of rain Greene County has experienced today and because the county has over 900 miles of road, Greene County President of the Board of Commissioners, Nathan Abrams, has put a level one travel status on the county roads until further notice," the press release states.
Advisory: Level 1
The lowest level of local travel advisory means that routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation, and individuals should use caution or avoid those areas.
The Linton Police Department issued an advisory Saturday as well, warning motorists Park Road is closed due to severe flooding.
"Heavy rainfall has caused flooding on Park Rd, in the area of the Linton City Park. Park Road will be closed, north of Hwy 54. Local traffic/residents north of the city park may come southbound from County Rd 200 N, but are advised to exercise caution and to avoid driving through water across the roadway. Do Not travel southbound on Park Rd (Co Rd 1100 W) from 200 N, in an attempt to get to Hwy 54 or the area of the Linton City Park. Find a safe alternative route," LPD warned.
In addition, E St NE in the area of 11th St NE and the area around the city park may also be restricted and/or closed, pending further flooding concerns.
State Road 54 in front of Humphreys Park in Linton is also experiencing dangerous water levels.
LPD issued a reminder that as the sun goes down, it's even more difficult to judge how deep water is.
"As darkness arrives flooded areas will become more dangerous with low light conditions. Water depth and water across roads will become more difficult to see. If you must drive do so with caution. Road surfaces can wash out under water undetected untill too late. Drive around or turn around. Donít risk it," LPD wrote in a release.