Flooding closes several streets in Huntington

Ice dam
A buildup of ice caused the flooding.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  An ice dam has caused extensive flooding along State Street in Huntington and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources may bring in a backhoe to break up the ice and get the water flowing.  Twenty people are in the affected area and some have been evacuated because of the high water.

 

As of 6:15 p.m., the city of Huntington closed the following streets due to severe flooding caused by the ice jams:

  • State Street (between Condit and Brawley Streets)
  • Lindley and Swan Streets (between State and Kocher Streets)
  • Grayston and Jackson Streets (between Superior and State streets)
    Belleville Road just north of I-69

City officials also have disabled gas and power utilities from 1515 East State Street, east to Lindley Street.

Photo Gallery | Huntington Flooding forces evacuations 

A Huntington Emergency Management official told NewsChannel 15 that the flooding is unusual.  State Street runs parallel with the Little River and it’s hoped that once the ice dam is broken, the water level will recede.

Residents who have had to evacuate are being asked to go to the Etna Avenue fire station.

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