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:

      • • Bostic Rd between S. Anthony Blvd & US 27 – Closed
      • • Paulding Rd. between Morgan Rd. & State Line Rd. – Closed
      • • Ellison Rd. between Branstrator Rd. & US 24 – Closed
      • • Yohne Rd. between Branstrator Rd. & Ellison Rd. – Closed
      • • Morgan Rd. between Castleman Rd. & Paulding Rd. – Closed
      • • Grissamer Rd between Felger Rd and US33 – Closed
      • • Parrott Rd. between Hartzell Rd. & Maplecrest Rd. – Closed
      • • Fogel Rd between N. County Line Rd & McComb Rd – Closed
      • • Marion Center Rd between US 27 & Winchester Rd – Closed
      • • South County Line Rd between US 27 & Winchester Rd – Closed
      • • Bull Rapids Rd between Hurshtown & Springfield Ctr – Closed (collapsed pipe)
      • • Tonkel Road between Garman Rd & N. Co. Line Rd – High Water
      • • Carroll Rd between Johnson Rd & Hand Rd – High Water
      • • Cook Rd between Butt Rd & Felger Rd – High Water
      • • Wappes Rd between Hathway & Harvey Rd – High Water
      • • Lake Everett Dr between Butt Rd & North Shore Dr – High Water
      • • Byrie Rd between SR 205 & Wesley Chapel Rd – High Water
      • Griffin Rd between Auburn Rd & Hollopeter Rd – High Water
  • City officials ask anyone who can safely do so to clean street drains that may have been covered or clogged by debris. A rake or shovel should help clear away most debris.You can share flooding photos by sending them to Please include the location of where the photo was taken and your name.