Area roads slowly reopening after flash flooding

Heavy rain caused flooding in the 3500 block of Winter Street.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Heavy rain Wednesday evening prompted nearly 40 closures of roads around Fort Wayne more throughout Allen County, and roadways are slowly reopening as waters recede.

County highway officials said late Wednesday they ran out of “high water” signs and some roads may not be properly marked. Allen County spokesman Mike Green said that flash flooding occurred in areas which don’t regularly see flash flooding.

Allen County Homeland Security issued a Travel Advisory Wednesday night because of continued flooding. It was lifted early Thursday.

Fort Wayne crews were operating pumps in low-lying areas that were prone to flooding.

As of 8 a.m. Thursday, the following roads are closed in Fort Wayne:

  • Taylor at Freeman
  • Oakmont at Kent
  • 4500 block of Oliver

As of 4 p.m. Thursday, the following roads are closed in Allen County: