Overnight storms cause problems on several roadways in S. Ind.


by Amy Stallings


Posted on April 4, 2014 at 5:24 AM

Updated Friday, Apr 4 at 8:24 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Two highways were shutdown, another was flooded and an interstate was down to one lane in Southern Indiana after heavy rain and thunderstorms pounded Kentuckiana overnight.

Check Indiana road conditions here and Kentucky road conditions here.

Highway 31 and 311 in Sellersburg, and Highway 3 in Charlestown were closed Friday morning due to flooding. All have reopened as water subsided throughout the morning.

Police said the water began building Thursday night in Sellersburg and began rising faster Friday morning. Emergency officials said they have responded to several "water rescues" and they have so many road closures they don't have enough signs to post.

Interstate 64 east in Indiana was down to one lane just north of I-265 after a mudslide blocked a part of the roadway. Crews have cleared the debris and the lane has since reopened.

Interstate 64 westbound at the 67 Mile Marker, in Perry and Dubois counties, was reopened due to receding floodwaters. The detour at the 79 Mile Marker onto State Road 37 is no longer in effect. If traveling the area, please use caution and reduce your speed, as the roadway is still wet and currents along the ditch lines are still flowing.

We have received reports of two other mudslides: The first on Hwy. 62 in Charlestown near 14 Mile Creek and another in Henry County, Ky. on Hwy. 389.

The rain and storms have also prompted several schools to delay start times, and even some are closed. Click here to check the latest delays and closings.

WHAS11's Brittany Gonzalez is checking the roadways across Kentuckiana and is tweeting out updates, follow her @WHAS11Brittany.

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