The City of Fort Wayne’s 311 Call Center, One Call to City Hall, will remain open until at least midnight to handle non-emergency calls related to flooding and high water.
“Our 311 operators are ready to take calls from city residents about high water and other flooding concerns,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “The City is working hard to prevent and minimize flood damage. We’re seeing the results of our flood-control strategies pay off but we will continue to monitor river levels and high water throughout Fort Wayne for as long as it’s needed.”
The City has 19 pumps in operation, mostly near the St. Marys River.
Because of the Woodhurst flood control project completed last year, properties along the St. Marys River from Foster Park to the Airport Expressway have experienced minimal flooding. The Tillman Road culvert pipe has been constructed and put to use this week.
Crews have placed clay levees at Berry and Thieme streets.
Heavy rains have closed Ardmore Road between Covington Road and Taylor Street and Taylor from Brooklyn to Portage.
Catalpa between West Jefferson Boulevard and Taylor Street
North River Road between Landin and Maysville roads
Taylor Street between Brooklyn to Portage
Calhoun Street south of Baker Street
Calhoun and Tillman
Pauline Street between Hale and Taylor
Drivers are encouraged to use alternative routes to avoid these areas until further notice. Do not attempt to drive through standing water.
Sand available for sandbags:
The City also has delivered sand and sandbags at the old Dimension Ford parking lot on West Jefferson Boulevard for residents in concerned about flooding at their properties to make their own sandbags. The Street Department has placed piles of sand and bags at these locations. Those making sandbags need to bring their own shovel.