WARSAW — Kosciusko County received unexpected amounts of rain today, July 7, as torrential downpours started around 10 a.m. and lasted for six hours.
The rain accumulated to anywhere from two to six inches, depending on the location within the county, and low lying areas are currently experiencing flooding. One such area is Palestine Lake, south of Warsaw.
A section of South Bruner Road, Warsaw, just northeast of Palestine off of SR 25, was washed away. An official report of how the incident occurred was not given, but it appears the drainage pipe running under the road could not handle the current of water. This resulted in the stream of water washing away the road.
The road is a dead-end, leading to a mostly residential area. Crews have told people stuck on either side that the repair will take a few hours, assuming the rocks they are putting in place don’t also get washed away.
If you are experiencing flooding, the county highway department, 2936 E. Old Road 30, Warsaw, has sandbags for public use.