Press release from the City:
North Clinton (US 27 South) closed from State to Superior Temporarily
Traffic restricted as City builds dikes to contain, pump out flood water
Fort Wayne, Ind. – North Clinton Street (US 27 South) from State Boulevard to Superior Street is closed until at least 6 p.m. because of high water at Spy Run Creek. City crews are constructing temporary clay dikes along Clinton Street near the Spy Run Creek.
After the dikes are constructed, crews will pump down the water. When it reopens, Clinton will be down to a single lane. Drivers should find alternate routes.
Southbound truck traffic is being rerouted from Lima and Coldwater to Coliseum Boulevard and then East Washington Boulevard to enter downtown. The Indiana Department of Transportation is posting detour signs at these intersections.
Alternate routes for local traffic to downtown from the north side of town include North Anthony Boulevard, Wells Street including Goshen to State to Wells, Crescent Avenue to Lake Avenue and Hillegas to Jefferson.
Drivers should remember that State from Wells to Spy Run and Sherman Boulevard just north of the St. Marys River are closed.
Road closure updates:
The City of Fort Wayne has closed the following roadways for high water:
Â· Thieme at Berry
Â· Taylor from Portage to Brooklyn
Â· Freeman from Portage to Covington
Â· State Boulevard from Wells to Spy Run (open to eastbound traffic from Clinton to Spy Run)
Â· Tillman at Calhoun
Â· North River between Maysville and Landin
Â· Smith Road between Engle and Covington
Â· Sherman Boulevard between Burgess and High
Â· Catalpa from Jefferson to Taylor
Â· Pauline from Hale to Taylor
Â· State from Clinton to Wells
Â· 4th Street from Clinton to Spy Run
Â· Harry Baals Drive from Coliseum to Parnell
Â· Winchester from Bluffton to Airport Expressway (local traffic only)
Drivers are encouraged to use alternative routes to avoid these areas until further notice. Do not attempt to drive through standing water.