WABASH VALLEY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Multiple counties in the Wabash Valley experienced flooding, high winds, downed powerlines, and traffic disruptions as storms move across the state.

According to the National Weather Association, several counties including Vigo, Sullivan, Clay, Vermillion, Knox, Greene, and Daviess are under high winds and/or flood warnings until March 4th at 1:00 a.m. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security has issued a travel advisory for Vermillion, Clay, Greene, and Knox counties as of 6:20 p.m.

The National Weather Service issued the warning Friday at 4:40 a.m. advising people in the Wabash Valley to expect 2-3 inches of rain with concentrated areas of flooding, winds between 20-30 mph, some reaching 45 mph at times, through 10 p.m.

NWS states, “excessive runoff may result in flooding or rivers, creeks, stream, low-water crossings, and other low-lying and flood-prone areas. Unsecured objects may be blown about, tree limbs could be blown down, and power outages are possible.”

The following areas have been impacted by the weather:

  • Vigo County:
    • Not currently under a travel advisory 
    • High wind warning was issued as of 3:15 p.m. and is in effect until March 4, 01:00 AM EST
    • Flood warning was issued as of 4:31 p.m. and is in effect until March 4, 01:00 AM EST
    • According to Sgt. Matt Ames, there have been 5 traffic incidents today due to the weather, while Vigo County Sheriff Plasse said there have been two slide-offs and two accidents. Vigo County EMA Doreen Hojnicki gave an update around 5:45 p.m. “Theres scattered flooding, flash flooding, The Wabash was high, and some of the problems we’re seeing are powerlines down because of tree limbs, that’s not unexpected in weather like this. The travel advisory has not changed for the area, for those traveling take your time and if there’s water across the road, don’t drive through it”