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Courtesy | Amanda Widmeyer
Friday morning in the Westbrook Drive area of Fort Wayne.

Road closures

Courtesy | Jeremy Wall
Charles Street area in Huntington.

Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne road update: 5:44 p.m. Friday

The following street is now open:

  • Eastbrook Drive between Grove Avenue and State Boulevard

New streets and intersection added to street closure list:

  • Intersection - Filmore Street @ Geneva Avenue
  • Sherman Boulevard between Superior and Fourth
  • Taylor between Brooklyn Ave. and Portage Blvd.
  • Filmore Street south of Taylor

Full list of streets closed as of 5:44 p.m.:

  • Intersection - Dalevue Drive @ Fernwood Avenue
  • Intersection - Taylor Street @ Henrietta Street
  • Intersection - Taylor Street @ Freeman Street
  • Intersection - Orchard Lane @ Fairbrook Court
  • Intersection - Prairie Grove @ Broadripple Drive
  • Intersection – Freeman Street @ Portage Boulevard
  • Catalpa Street between Jefferson Boulevard & Taylor Street
  • North River Road between Landin Road and Maysville Road
  • Thieme Drive Between Washington Boulevard and Main Street
  • Intersection- Filmore Street @ Geneva Avenue
  • Sherman Boulevard between Superior and Fourth
  • Taylor between Brooklyn Ave. and Portage Blvd.
  • Filmore Street south of Taylor

The Allen County Highway Department reports the following road conditions caused by high water:

Closed to through traffic:

• Homestead Rd. between Ernst Rd. & US 24

• Aboite Ctr. Rd. at W. Hamilton Rd.

• Parrot Rd. between Hartzell Rd. & Riverhaven

• Ellison Rd. between Liberty Mills Rd & Branstrator Rd.

• Branstrator Rd. between Lwr. Huntington Rd. & Yohne Rd.

• Wallen Rd. between Huguenard Rd. & Han Auer Rd.

• Vandolah Rd. between Tonkel Rd. & Auburn Rd.

• Carroll Rd. between Johnston Rd. & Ray Rd.

• Bass Rd. between Hadley Rd. & Scott Rd.

• Fogel Rd. between McComb Rd. & North County Line Rd.

• Bryie Rd. between Wesley Chapel Rd. & SR 205

• Wappus Rd. between Hathaway Rd. & Harvery Rd.

• Yohne Rd. between Smith Rd. & Ellison Rd.

• Griffin Rd between Auburn Rd. & Hollopeter Rd.

• Schlatter Rd. between Tonkel Rd. & Viberg Rd.

• Irving Rd. between Brush College Rd. & Thimlar Rd.

• Cook Rd. between Butt Rd. & Felger Rd.

Open to through traffic but with standing water:

• Ferguson Rd. between Thiele Rd. & Winchester Rd.

• Monroeville Rd. near Trentman Rd.

• Ferguson Rd. between Bluffton Rd. & Thiele Rd.

• Eggeman Rd.

• Yoder Rd. east and west of Bluffton Rd.

• Yoder Rd. east of Conners Rd. in the curve

• Branstrator Rd. between Brindle Rd. & Yoder Rd.

• W. Hamilton Rd. between Aboite Ctr. Rd. & US 24

• Sampson Rd. between Hoffman Rd. & Maples Rd.

• Brindle Rd. between Branstrator Rd. & Coverdale Rd.

• Poe Rd. between S. Co. Line Rd. & Winchester Rd.

• S. Co. Line Rd. between Morton Rd. & Poe Rd.

• Webster Rd. between Edgerton Rd. & Harper Rd.

• Prize St. between S. River Rd. & Waverly Dr.

• Lortie Rd. between Lincoln Hwy. & Paulding Rd.

• Yoder Rd. between Aboite Rd. & W. Co. Line Rd.

• Houk Rd. south of Maples Rd.

The highway department urges drivers to turn around if they encounter a flooded roadway.

According to the National Weather Service, most flash flooding deaths are vehicle-related. Six inches of standing water is enough to cause passenger cars to stall and a foot of water will float many vehicles.

Never drive around the barriers warning you that the road is flooded, the highway department said.

Huntington south side neighborhoods

Statement from the city of Huntington:

In the early morning hours of Friday the Little River that flows through Huntington flooded causing significant flooding in several neighborhoods in the south side of Huntington.

At this moment water is beginning to recede. Public safety crews are going door to door to assist affected residents with immediate needs.

Residents needing sandbags are advised to secure them from the show arena at Hiers Park off evergreen road.

Residents needing medical assistance or housing assistance should contact the combined dispatch at 356-7110.

The mayors office has reached out to the churches and service agencies of the community to help all those affected by the flooding.

Kosciusko County

The highway department said at 4:16 p.m. that the following roads were closed:

  • Sellers Lake @ Woodland Trail
  • 300 East between 600 South and 700 South
  • 550 South between Indiana 15 and Kinsey Road
  • 200 West between 700 South and 800 South
  • County Farm Road between 1200 South and Indiana 14
  • 400 East between 800 South and 900 South
  • 1200 South between Indiana 15 and Perue Road
  • 550 North between 73 East and 100 East
  • County Farm Road between Indiana 14 and 1000 South
  • 700 South between 875 West and 1000 West
  • 350 South between 600 East and 700 East
  • West Channel Road at Sellers Lake
  • 1200 South between 300 East and 400 East
  • 775 East between 500 South and 650 South
  • 350 South between 25 West and Indiana 15.

To report closings

Governmental agencies and other organizations are asked to send any closing announcements to jgnews@jg.net.

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