More roads close Monday due to high waters

Allisonville Road in Noblesville shut down

Most of central and southern Indiana remained in risky conditions Monday after stubborn, heavy rainfall hit the area all weekend and left flooding in its wake.

UPDATE at 11 p.m. Monday: The City of Noblesville decided to close Allisonville Road between Carbon and 146th streets beginning at midnight Tuesday (12 a.m.).

Evacuations along the Big Blue River in Shelbyville, Ind., began early Saturday afternoon. Officials estimated as many as 600 homes could be affected by rising river levels that were expected to approach 20 feet -- just shy of the 20.20 feet they reached during the flood of 1913.

In Ellettsville, Monroe County authorities reported the town was closed due to high waters washing out roads and causing power outages throughout the area.

The Delaware and Hamilton county sheriff's offices issued traveled advisories, urging motorists to avoid all non-essential travel until Monday.

In Jay County, emergency management officials reported road closures due to high waters in Portland. Public works employees were deploying sand bags to combat the flooding.

Residents in Franklin were dealing with high water and crossing their fingers that a repeat of the destructive 2008 floods wasn't looming. Johnson County authorities were pointing concerned citizens toward a shelter opened at Maple Grove Elementary in Bargersville.

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Follow updated weather watches from around the state below:

6:20 a.m. - Emergency personnel evacuate a trailer park at State Road 103 and U.S. Highway 70 in Henry County due to the trailers flooding with at least 1 foot of water.

12:55 a.m. - Numerous roads in Richmond and throughout Wayne County closed due to widespread flooding. Eastern portion of the county particularly affected.

12:39 a.m. - RTV6 viewers report flooded roadways and power outages in Bedford, Ind., in Lawrence County.

11:45 p.m. Saturday - The Jay County emergency manager reports roads are closed in Portland, Ind., due to high water. City sandbagging efforts were underway.

11:01 p.m. Saturday - Tornado watch canceled for all southern Indiana counties.

10:55 p.m. Saturday - NWS reports 5.12 inches of rain in Morgan County so far.

10:19 p.m. Saturday - Delaware County has issued an essential-travel only warning in the face of flooded roadways.

9:40 p.m. Saturday - Flash flood washes truck off road in Oakland City (Gibson County), Ind. 

9:21 p.m. Saturday - Flash flood warning issued until 3:00 a.m. Sunday for the following southeastern Indiana counties: Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland counties.

6:46 p.m. Saturday - Flash flood warning issued until 11:30 p.m. for the following counties: Knox, Owen, Putnam, Vigo, Clay, Sullivan and Greene counties.

6:18 p.m. Saturday - Flood warning issued until 6:30 p.m. Sunday for the following central Indiana counties: Fountain, Montgomery, Putnam, Parke, Tippecanoe, Vermillion and Warren counties.

6:10 p.m. Saturday - A tornado watch has been issued until 11 p.m. Saturday for the following southern Indiana counties: Clark, Crawford, Dubois, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Orange, Perry, Scott, Spencer, Warrick and Washington counties.

5:59 p.m. Saturday - Flash flood warning issued until midnight Sunday for the following central Indiana counties: Bartholomew, Brown, Monroe, Lawrence and Jackson counties.

5:59 p.m. Saturday - Flood warning issued for urban and rural areas in the following counties: Cass, Fulton, Kosciusko, Marshall, Miami, Wabash, Pulaski, Starke, and White counties.

4:30 p.m. Saturday - A flash flood warning has been extended until 8 p.m. for the following Southwestern Indiana counties: Gibson, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick counties.

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