Spring-like storm brings some flooding, wind damage to central Indiana

Up to 4 inches of rain fell

INDIANAPOLIS - A vigorous, spring-like storm system plowed through Indiana late Saturday night and early Sunday morning, dropping up to 4 inches of rain in some areas and bringing strong winds that caused minor damage in other areas.

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis said the storm damage was reported in Greenwood, where some trees and part of a fence were downed near the intersection of Fairview and Morgantown Roads.

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There were also reports of a power pole leaning on Fry Road near the Intersection with U.S. 31 near Greenwood Park Mall.

Heavy rain fell ahead and along a cold front that brought the warm temperatures central Indiana enjoyed on Saturday to an end.

Most areas received 2 to 3 inches of rain, but there were isolated higher amounts southwest of Indianapolis, NWS said.

More than 3 inches of rain fell northeast of Bloomfield, in Greene County, and 3.12 inches of rain was reported in Daviess County.

About 3.5 inches of rain fell near Greencastle, in Putnam County, and more than 3 inches also fell in Greenfield in Hancock County.

Nearly 3 inches of rain fell in parts of Hamilton County, causing some flooding in Westfield that forced road closures along Springmill Road, 171st Street, Ditch Road, Shady Nook Road, Little Eagle Creek Avenue and South Union Street in Westfield.

In Fishers, officials closed parts of 106th Street because of high water, along with the Hamilton Proper parking lot, Brooks School Park bridge, Fishers Heritage Park, Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve and Cheney Creek Natural Area.

County Road 750 East in Hendricks County was closed because of high water, and seven smaller county roads in Johnson County, along with Forsythe Street in Franklin, were also blocked.

Several Delaware County bridges are closed to due flooding including 1270 N and 1275 N, Gregory Road East of County Road 450 roadway on east side of bridge, West of Elm Street, Strong Road north of Edgewater Road, Priestford Road south of River Valley Road, County Road 300 South and Whitney Road. The bridges will be inspected for safe reopening when the water recedes.

Madison County reported a bridge washed out at 900 North west of 500 West. Several roads remain closed in Madison Co. and a vehicle was reported submerged in water at 500 North and 825 West. Occupants escaped the vehicle.

Some road closures were also reported in Boone County, Brown County, Hancock County, Howard County, Madison County, Morgan County, Grant County and Shelby County. 

In the flood-prone Luxhaven neighborhood in Fortville, some residents are stuck in their homes.

"I definitely have 12 inches of water inside my garage right now, so the things that aren't up will be damaged," said Luxhaven resident Leigh Ann Peercy. "It gets a little shallower by the time you get up to the house."

Dry weather is in store for the next several days, with high temperatures in the 30s, near normal for this time of year.

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