Bartholomew County Emergency Management

Bartholomew County Emergency Management Our Mission is to educate and prepare our community to protect lives and property in the event of a disaster.

Photos from Indiana Department of Health's post
05/12/2021

Photos from Indiana Department of Health's post

We'd like to again remind everyone the importance of remaining alert at or near railroad crossings.
05/11/2021

We'd like to again remind everyone the importance of remaining alert at or near railroad crossings.

We are sharing this for anyone that travels this direction on I-65 in Indianapolis.  Can/will impact routes to hospitals...
05/10/2021
North Split |

We are sharing this for anyone that travels this direction on I-65 in Indianapolis. Can/will impact routes to hospitals.

I-65 construction to impact traffic patterns

Please plan for alternate hospital routes beginning May 14
Beginning May 14, the Indiana Department of Transportation will launch a massive construction project impacting both the northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 65. The 18-month-long project is designed to undo six weaves into and out of the North Split of downtown Indianapolis and erect or reconstruct 40 various bridges.

Ambulance crews should begin planning to avoid delays to local hospitals and to better understand the alternate routes established as a result of this project. Advanced planning will be key to successfully maneuvering the changes to reach your hospital or healthcare facility.

A complete summary (including maps) of the site and construction plan can be found at www.northsplit.com.

Timeline

A variety of closures will begin in the evening of Friday, May 14, with the closure of southbound I-65 and on May 15 with the closure of northbound I-65. Detour signs will be placed all along the outer loop.

Detour signage

Detour signs will be placed all along the outer loop of I-465, I-70 and I-65.
• Southbound traffic will be directed to I-465 SB, then to I-70 EB, then back to I-65 SB at the South Split.
• I-65 NB traffic to I-70 WB at the South Split, then to I-465 NB.
• I-65 NB traffic to I-70 EB will use I-465 EB on the south side.

Traffic patterns

For traffic coming from the south:
• The last exit going NB on I-65 is Washington Street. Use I-70 WB (West Street or Meridian) to go to the hospitals downtown.
• The Pine Street on ramp to I-70 EB will remain open.
• The Pine Street on ramp to I-65 NB will close on May 14.
• I-70 EB from the South Split will be open to Washington Street.
• Calvary St. on Ramp will close on May 14.

Coming from the North:
• I-65 SB to I-70 EB will be open.
• I-65 SB to the Michigan or Ohio Street collector/distributor ramp will close.
• I-65 SB from Delaware to the Michigan or Ohio Street collector/distributor ramp is closed.
• I-65 SB to I-70 WB/I-65 SB is closed.
• The Washington Street on-ramp going south will remain open and will have access to Fletcher Ave, East Street, I-70 WB and I-65 SB.
• The Fletcher Ave and East Street off ramps will not close, with access only from the Washington St. on-ramp.

Coming from the East:
• I-70 WB to I-65 NB will remain open.
• I-70 WB to I-65 SB is closed.
• I-70 WB to the Michigan or Ohio Street collector/distributor ramp will remain open. Once Michigan Street opens, then the Ohio Street ramp will close. Either exit will be the last exit on that collector/distributor ramp. You will not be permitted to access I-70 WB using the Michigan/Ohio collector/distributor ramp.
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An investment in central Indiana’s most congested interchange THE CURRENT INTERCHANGE IS CONGESTED, DETERIORATING AND MUST BE IMPROVED. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is reconstructing the I-65/I-70 North Split Interchange in downtown Indianapolis. The project will repair deterio...

Photos from Indiana Department of Health's post
05/10/2021

Photos from Indiana Department of Health's post

05/08/2021

UPDATE as of 8:00 p.m. — road is OPEN

Two minor crashes have US31 shut down.

One crash at US31/100S involving 3 vehicles.

The second is at US31/120S involving two vehicles and a semi.

Please avoid the area at this time.

05/07/2021

UPDATE as of 8:00 p.m. — road is OPEN

Two minor crashes have US31 shut down.

One crash at US31/100S involving 3 vehicles.

The second is at US31/120S involving two vehicles and a semi.

Please avoid the area at this time.

05/07/2021

Heavy rain is expected across the area from late in the day Saturday through Sunday night that may cause areal and river flooding. Check that nearby storm drains are clear of debris to mitigate flooding issues. If you come across any flooded roads this weekend – turn around, don't drown! #inwx

Road Restrictions and ClosingCounty Road 400 West (between 550 South and 600 South) will be closed down to one-lane, beg...
05/07/2021

Road Restrictions and Closing

County Road 400 West (between 550 South and 600 South) will be closed down to one-lane, beginning Monday, May 10th through Friday, May 14th from approximately 8am until 6pm for bridge soil borings. Please avoid the area and find alternative routes.

County Road 700 South (dead end west of 100 West) will be closed on Monday, May 10th, 2021 from approximately 8am until 2pm for culvert replacement. Please avoid the area.

Road Restrictions and Closing

County Road 400 West (between 550 South and 600 South) will be closed down to one-lane, beginning Monday, May 10th through Friday, May 14th from approximately 8am until 6pm for bridge soil borings. Please avoid the area and find alternative routes.

County Road 700 South (dead end west of 100 West) will be closed on Monday, May 10th, 2021 from approximately 8am until 2pm for culvert replacement. Please avoid the area.

Per County Highway:County Road 250 East (between St Rd 7/ State Street and Southern Crossing /400 S) will be closed Frid...
05/06/2021

Per County Highway:

County Road 250 East (between St Rd 7/ State Street and Southern Crossing /400 S) will be closed Friday, May 7, 2021 from 9am – 2pm for road work.

Per County Highway:

County Road 250 East (between St Rd 7/ State Street and Southern Crossing /400 S) will be closed Friday, May 7, 2021 from 9am – 2pm for road work.

Emergency outage to continue until 4 p.m. for area near Two Worlds
05/05/2021
Emergency outage to continue until 4 p.m. for area near Two Worlds

Emergency outage to continue until 4 p.m. for area near Two Worlds

Noon update Duke Energy will be enacting an emergency power outage until 4 p.m. today for customers near and around the Two Worlds condo complex due to the auto accident at 17th Street and Beam Road. Customers who are impacted may call 800-343-3525.   11:30 A.M. UPDATE Duke Energy is rerouting powe...

New ClosingCounty Road 330 West, between Lowell Road and 450 North, will be closed today, Wednesday May 5th, 2021 from 8...
05/05/2021

New Closing
County Road 330 West, between Lowell Road and 450 North, will be closed today, Wednesday May 5th, 2021 from 8am to approximately 3pm.
Please avoid this area if at all possible and find alternate routes.

Revised - Delayed one day:
County Road 900 East, between 400 South and 500 South, will be closed tomorrow Thursday, May 6th, 2021 from 7:30am until 6pm for road overlay.
Please avoid this area if at all possible and to avoid delays find alternate routes.

New Closing
County Road 330 West, between Lowell Road and 450 North, will be closed today, Wednesday May 5th, 2021 from 8am to approximately 3pm.
Please avoid this area if at all possible and find alternate routes.

Revised - Delayed one day:
County Road 900 East, between 400 South and 500 South, will be closed tomorrow Thursday, May 6th, 2021 from 7:30am until 6pm for road overlay.
Please avoid this area if at all possible and to avoid delays find alternate routes.

Photos from Indiana Department of Health's post
05/04/2021

Photos from Indiana Department of Health's post

Per County Highway:County Road 450 North, between Marr Road and State Road 9, will be closed intermittently between road...
05/04/2021

Per County Highway:

County Road 450 North, between Marr Road and State Road 9, will be closed intermittently between road sections (ie. Marr to 250 East, then 250 East
to Talley, and so on) tomorrow, Wednesday May 5th, 2021 from 9am to approximately 5pm, weather permitting. Please avoid this area if at all possible
and to avoid delays find alternate routes.

County Road 900 East, between 400 South and 500 South, will be closed tomorrow Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 from 7:30am until 6pm for road overlay.
Please avoid this area if at all possible and to avoid delays, find alternate routes.

Per County Highway:

County Road 450 North, between Marr Road and State Road 9, will be closed intermittently between road sections (ie. Marr to 250 East, then 250 East
to Talley, and so on) tomorrow, Wednesday May 5th, 2021 from 9am to approximately 5pm, weather permitting. Please avoid this area if at all possible
and to avoid delays find alternate routes.

County Road 900 East, between 400 South and 500 South, will be closed tomorrow Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 from 7:30am until 6pm for road overlay.
Please avoid this area if at all possible and to avoid delays, find alternate routes.

05/04/2021

Thunderstorms are expected tonight with a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect across the S/SW counties until 1 AM. Another round of strong/ severe storms will be possible near daybreak as well. All hazards possible - wind/hail/tornado/heavy rain/flooding. Have multiple sources for hazardous weather info overnight, especially ones that will wake you if necessary. Some stronger storms could linger into the day Tuesday as well. #INwx

05/03/2021
Bartholomew County is under a Slight Risk for severe weather tonight.  There are currently no Watches issued for our cou...
05/03/2021

Bartholomew County is under a Slight Risk for severe weather tonight. There are currently no Watches issued for our county and we will continue to monitor and update as needed.

•Isolated thunderstorms possible today.

•Severe thunderstorms are possible tonight. The most favorable timing appears to be between 10 pm and 4 am. Main threat is damaging winds, hail, heavy rain/flash flooding, and isolated tornadoes.

•Chances for thunderstorms continue through Tuesday. A few of these storms could be strong to severe.

•Only low to medium confidence in severe storms occurring tonight in central Indiana. Medium confidence in timing. Lower confidence in location.

•Low confidence in severe storm threat on Tuesday (due to variability in the location of the cold front).

05/03/2021
05/03/2021

Severe Thunderstorm Risk Categories

05/03/2021

There is a threat for severe thunderstorms Monday night. The main threats will be damaging winds, large hail, frequent lightning, and heavy rain. Please stay aware of the weather and monitor future updates.

ISDH - Novel Coronavirus: Vaccine Information and Planning
05/02/2021
ISDH - Novel Coronavirus: Vaccine Information and Planning

ISDH - Novel Coronavirus: Vaccine Information and Planning

Main Content Vaccine Information and Planning Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Current: Vaccine Information and Planning Click here to find a vaccination site and register (age 16 and 17 must choose a Pfizer site only) Latest Vaccine News and Resources Vaccine Dashboard Vaccine Provider Resources Freque...

Photos from Indiana Department of Health's post
04/28/2021

Photos from Indiana Department of Health's post

04/28/2021
04/28/2021

NOW OPEN: S.R. 11 is now open north of I-65 in Bartholomew County following two small structure replacement projects. ✅

Timeline Photos
04/28/2021

Timeline Photos

South to southwest wind flow off the Gulf of Mexico along with sufficient instability will bring the threat of moderate to heavy rainfall and strong to possibly severe thunderstorms Wednesday into Thursday. Storm total rainfall is predicted to range from almost one inch in northern central Indiana to close to 3 inches in southwest Indiana. A marginal risk of severe thunderstorms exists for Wednesday and Wednesday night, with the best chance of occurrence during the afternoon and early evening hours. Damaging winds and large hail will both be the main concerns, though the dangers of lightning, ponding of water, and greatly reduced visibilities in downpours should be kept in mind too. #INwx #nwsind

04/27/2021

Update: Power has been restored. The repair is complete. Thank you.

Original post: Crews were running late on the planned outage and it began at 7:25. Power to be restored around 7:45. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

04/27/2021

1239 PM EDT Tue Apr 27 2021

...Wind Gusts 35 to near 40 MPH this Afternoon...

Southwest winds will frequently gust to 30 MPH and occasionally
gust to near 40 MPH this afternoon.

These gusts may cause difficulty on especially northwest to
southeast oriented roadways and with high profile vehicles.
Secure lawn furniture and garbage cans.

The winds drop off a bit after 6 PM.

Bartholomew County buildings open to the public on Monday, May 3 as well.
04/27/2021
Columbus to open most city buildings beginning Monday

Bartholomew County buildings open to the public on Monday, May 3 as well.

COLUMBUS, Ind. -- Most city buildings will re-open to the public beginning Monday, city officials announced today. The city will also continue to mandate mask wearing within city facilities to protect the public and employees. Members of the public who choose to continue to do business without physi...

Photos from Indiana Department of Health's post
04/27/2021

Photos from Indiana Department of Health's post

Timeline Photos
04/27/2021

Timeline Photos

While getting #COVID19 may offer some natural protection, the risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 far outweighs any benefits of natural immunity.

Getting a COVID-19 #vaccine will help protect you without having to be sick.

More: https://bit.ly/2PeG2p1

Schedule your appointment at ourshot.in.gov.

Bartholomew County is under a Marginal Risk for severe weather for Wednesday (4/28).  • Showers and storms to move in We...
04/27/2021

Bartholomew County is under a Marginal Risk for severe weather for Wednesday (4/28).

• Showers and storms to move in Wednesday afternoon and continue through the night.
• Isolated flooding is the primary threat with a few stronger storms possible Wednesday afternoon.
• One (1) to two (2) inches of rain is expected through Wednesday night, additional rain is expected during the day Thursday.
• Heavy rain and thunderstorms to continue into Thursday.
• Isolated flooding of low lying and poorly drained areas likely on Thursday as a result of one (1) to two (2) inches of rain.
• Some spots could see three (3) to four (4) inches between Wednesday and Thursday.

We will continue to monitor and update as needed. Currently there are no Watches issued for our area.

Bartholomew County is under a Marginal Risk for severe weather for Wednesday (4/28).

• Showers and storms to move in Wednesday afternoon and continue through the night.
• Isolated flooding is the primary threat with a few stronger storms possible Wednesday afternoon.
• One (1) to two (2) inches of rain is expected through Wednesday night, additional rain is expected during the day Thursday.
• Heavy rain and thunderstorms to continue into Thursday.
• Isolated flooding of low lying and poorly drained areas likely on Thursday as a result of one (1) to two (2) inches of rain.
• Some spots could see three (3) to four (4) inches between Wednesday and Thursday.

We will continue to monitor and update as needed. Currently there are no Watches issued for our area.

04/26/2021

Bartholomew County REMC will conduct a repair on its Elizabethtown substation on Tuesday, April 27, starting at 7 p.m. The planned power outage is scheduled to be less than 30 minutes.
Approximately 1,900 customers who reside east of U.S. 31 and south of State Road 46 will be affected. It also affects a small area along 25th Street, west of U.S. 31.

04/23/2021

Troopers from the ISP-Versailles Post as well as Bartholomew County Deputies are on the scene of a personal injury crash on State Road 7 near Legal Tender Road in southern Bartholomew County. SR 7 will be shut down for unknown amount of time for emergency personnel on the scene.

Photos from Indiana Department of Health's post
04/23/2021

Photos from Indiana Department of Health's post

Eastern Bartholomew County Water issues boil water advisory
04/23/2021
Eastern Bartholomew County Water issues boil water advisory

Eastern Bartholomew County Water issues boil water advisory

COLUMBUS, Ind. -- Eastern Bartholomew County Water has issued a boil water advisory for some of its customers. Due to a water line repair, customers in the Northgate addition, Bol-Mar, the northbound I-65 rest area and the West Gate addition are in the boil water advisory area. Any water that is to....

Timeline Photos
04/23/2021

Timeline Photos

A Frost Advisory will be in effect from 1 AM to 9 AM EDT tonight and Friday for portions of eastern Indiana. This affects an area near and east of a line from about Elwood to McCordsville to Waymansville to Crothersville…or more roughly near and east of I-69 and I-65. Temperatures will dip as low as 32 degrees, resulting in frost formation that could kill sensitive outdoor vegetation if left uncovered. #INwx #nwsind

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