NWS: Yellow River will crest at historic level

Pilot News Photo/James Master
By: 
Shawn McGrath
Staff Writer

The Yellow River in Plymouth is expected to crest well above record levels on Thursday evening, according to the National Weather Service of Indiana.
The NWS is predicting the river will crest at 18 feet at about 7 p.m. Thursday — nearly a foot higher than the record-level crest of 17.1 feet set in 1954.
Marshall County officials have issued a warning level travel advisory for roads in unincorporated areas of the county due to the historic flooding.
The travel advisory does not include U.S. 30 or U.S. 31 and streets in cities and towns.
However, portions of Jefferson, Garro, Water and Michigan streets near downtown Plymouth have been closed due to high water.
Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter announced at about 3 p.m. Wednesday that the city needs volunteers to help fill sandbags.
There are two locations, behind Hoffman Brothers Auto Parts, 211 E. Garro St., and the City of Plymouth Street Dept. garage, 2124 Western Ave.
The mayor is asking that residents bring their own shovels.
Senter said the Webster Center, 110 Webster Ave., is available for resident who have been displaced by flood waters.
Read more about the historic flooding in Thursday’s edition of the Pilot News.

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