Monday, December 17, 2001

High water closes I-71/75 for two hours




        High water from rainfall runoff forced the temporary closure of northbound Interstate 71/75 in Boone County on Sunday.

        Rain contributed to numerous accidents across the region, including one that closed the Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway temporarily Sunday evening.

        The National Weather Service issued a flash-flood watch for the Tristate Sunday. More rain, sometimes heavy, is forecast for today.

        The high water — partially caused by drainage problems — prompted the Boone County Sheriff's Office to close the northbound lanes of I-75 between the Richwood and Mount Zion Road exits about 8:45 p.m. Two lanes were open by 10:45 p.m.

        A 4:20 p.m. crash on that area of the highway was blamed on high water, authorities said.

       



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