Multiple roads closed, three rescued in Johnson Co.

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FRANKLIN, Ind. – Johnson County Sheriff Duane Burgess says many roads are closed in the county because of high water and he is pleading with motorists to not try to drive through the water.

The sheriff’s office and many other public agencies are out assisting motorists who have chosen to drive through high water. One call occurred Thursday on South County Road 225W, in Franklin, where three people had to be rescued by the Bargersville Fire Department from the roof of the car as water rushed into the vehicle. The Johnson County Dive Team was on standby to assist.

Sheriff Burgess says they are requesting that people do not drive through high water, because you do not know how deep the flooded area is nor do you know how swiftly the water is moving.

Officials ask you to be patient and obey the signage and not drive around the barricades. The signs and barricades are up for your safety.

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