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Flood waters threaten to close I-65 in Jackson Co., Indiana

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VERSAILLES, In. (WDRB) -- Flooding is causing problems for travelers on Interstate 65 in central Indiana. 

The Indiana State Police post in Versailles says I-65 is slow between the 47 and 49 mile markers because water is moving across the roadway.  Motorists have been during through the standing water in the slow or right lane of the interstate.   I-65 remains open both north and southbound. 

However, US 31 south of US 50 is closed due to water across the roadway. An alternate route may be to exit at US 50 East (Exit 50), follow it over to SR 3 south in North Vernon and then take SR 56 west to Scottsburg and pick-up I-65 south. I-65 is currently backed up southbound to the 52mm. 

Indiana State Police Versailles Post advises motorists to AVOID I-65 south lanes currently between 49-47mm in Jackson County due to moving water across both lanes. This situation has caused  traffic congestion and the south lanes are currently backed up to the 51mm. 

They suggest an alternate route at exit I-65 at US 50, take it over to US 31 South.. US 31 south of US 50 may have some area where water crosses the road as well.  Dispatch also tells WDRB that I-65 south may be on the verge of closing at exit 50 (Seymour) at any time.

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