The City of Fort Wayne continues to monitor river levels as City crews are on the streets monitoring conditions. Although the flood situation has begun to stabilize, many roads and intersections remain closed due to high water.  

While the City has not closed Clinton Street, it is now down to one lane at Headwaters Park.  The City is strongly urging motorists to avoid this area if at all possible.  Traffic has been steadily backed-up on Clinton Street, north of the State Street intersection.  The City advises drivers  to find alternate routes into downtown Fort Wayne if possible.

As a note, Anthony Blvd is now open for traffic.

New closures as of 1 p.m. Thursday:

Corvallis at Belle Vista
Charlotte and North Side Drive
4th Avenue between Clinton and Spy Run

Below is a complete list of the closures. Residents are also reminded to not drive through standing water as depths are deceiving and under currents can be strong.  


Calhoun and Tillman
Superior and Van Buren
Sherman and High
Corvallis at Belle Vista
Charlotte and North Side Drive
Westbrook between State and Clinton
Salge and St. Joe Center Road
Eastbrook and Westbrook
Maumee and Fairview
Autumn Ridge and Illinois Road
Wayne Trace and Anthony
Garfield and Tilden
Taylor and Freeman
Taylor and Bright
Taylor and McKinley
Glasgow and Dwenger
Reed St. and Rudisill
Fletcher and Wayne Trace
Reynolds at Coliseum
Delta and Edgewater
Mayflower and Winchester
Bradbury and Prairie Grove
Park and Waldron Circle

4th Avenue between Clinton and Spy Run
Freeman between Jefferson and Covington
Elizabeth Street bridge
Edsall to the railroad track
Perry to dead end and Perry at the alley
7700 block of Woodbine, north of Cook Road
1700 block of Catalpa
1800 block of Hadley Road
3000 block of Broadripple to Pinewood
Winter Street between Oxford and Grier
2000 block of Carterton
2700 block of South Park
North River Road from Maysville to Fort Wayne city limits
Orchard Lane between Fairbrook and Pine Manor
Thieme Drive between Main and Washington
Rockhill between Berry and Washington

These streets are either closed or experiencing high water. Drivers are encouraged to use alternative routes to avoid these areas until further notice. Not all locations may have barricades, so use good judgment and avoid driving through standing water.

Four locations remain available to residents to make their own sandbags

The City also has set up four locations for residents in danger of flooding to make their own sandbags. The Street Department has placed piles of sand and bags at these locations.  The locations are:

Portage Middle School '€“ 3521 Taylor Street
Broadview Florist '€“ 5409 Winchester Road
Taylor University '€“ 1025 W. Rudisill Blvd.
(parking lot on the south side of Rudisill)
Southwest Conservation Club '€“ 5701 Bluffton Road
Residents with issues or concerns related to flooding may call 311 for assistance. The 311 call center will be open continuously while the floods are on-going.