Flooding Concerns Ease in Fort Wayne

By Maureen Mespell
By John W. Davis
By Peter Ambrose

May 26, 2011 Updated May 27, 2011 at 4:36 AM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) -- Floods are still causing problems in the city, but we're starting to see less of them.

Officials say water began receding in several areas overnight, especially in Waynedale. Some residents fled their homes as flood waters from the Fairfield ditch covered streets and properties Thursday.

A few streets are still shut down. Those are North River Road at Kreager Park, Tillman Road, Taylor Street at Freeman and Catalpa, and Sherman Blvd. south of High Street.

Just past the Sherman road closure, city crews built clay dikes along the St. Mary's River near Superior Street yesterday as a precaution to hold back flooding. That area behind Nowak Supply, which is across from the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission has flooded before.

23 pumps were also used in different ares overnight to drain off high water.

In Allen County, residents are still battling high water in a few spots.

Drivers can visit Allen County's website for the latest information on which roads to avoid due to high water.




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