FRANKLIN, Ind. — An Indiana county is planning to install three permanent gates that can be used to close roads that frequently flood to prevent drivers from going into floodwaters.

Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Col. Randy Werden tells the Daily Journal that his department has few options to make sure drivers stay out of floodwaters.

Werden says sections of County Road 250S, County Road 400S and Greensburg Road are all troubled spots during and after heavy rain.

He says if the new barriers keep drivers out of the water, the county could consider adding additional ones at other roads.

Numerous vehicles became stranded in high water on roads around Indiana during flooding last month that resulted in the governor declaring a disaster emergency for 35 of the state’s 92 counties.

Information from: Daily Journal,

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