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High water still had roads closed in the Region today, including the Columbia and Northcote bridges between Hammond and Munster at the Little Calumet River.  The Indiana Department of Transportation is warning drivers to be on the lookout for high water. Flooding caused by heavy rainfall over the last 48 hours has already closed some state roads in the Northwest Indiana district. The potential for more closures is increasing due to more rainfall in the forecast.
Cass County closures:
State Road 218, east of Camden
State Road 18, between State Road 29 and U.S. 35
INDOT crews are patrolling state roads, posting high water signs or closing roads as needed. At this time high water closures on state roadways across the Northwest Indiana district are not widespread, but motorists need to practice extreme caution due to the potential for flooding.
Officials stress If you come across a flooded roadway, turn around. Never drive through standing water. According to the National Weather Service most flooding deaths occur in automobiles. Six inches of standing water is enough to stall a car and a foot of water will float many vehicles
INDOT encourages Region residents to follow updates on high water closures or other restrictions through their social media sites,  www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest and  www.Twitter.com/INDOTNorthwest.
You can also find traffic restriction information at www.trafficwise.IN.gov  Contact the LaPorte District toll free at 1-855-GO-INDOT.
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