Heavy rains and flooding forced the closure of rides at the Jay County Fair.

Heavy rains and flooding plaguing county fair

Officials with the Jay County Fair had to close the midway Tuesday because of flooding caused by heavy rains. It’s expected to be open Wednesday evening, but that could change if more rain enters the area.

File photo of J. Edward Roush Lake courtesy U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

Evacuations possible after dams open

Water is being released from dams at Roush Lake and the Salamonie Reservoir because of record rainfall so officials are taking precautions in case that excess water flowing into the Wabash River creates extreme flooding.