Floodwaters recede, most city roads back open after high water concerns

A vehicle drives through floodwaters on Leesburg Road on Nov. 18, 2017.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Flash flooding from Saturday’s heavy rain closed some roads through Fort Wayne.

City Utilities Spokesman Frank Suarez said homes along city rivers are not in danger of flooding. Crews are monitoring water levels and potential flooding issues.

Saturday, Suarez said more than 40 streets were temporarily closed due to high water.

The city is also asking residents to make sure storm drains are not clogged with leaves and other debris.


Sunday afternoon, Suarez said the only remaining high water closure was North River Road between Kreager Park and Landin Road. Part of that stretch is in New Haven.

All other streets have been reopened.