As temperatures drop, drivers need to watch for icy roads

Cold temperatures are predicted for the Fort Wayne area Saturday night, so City of Fort Wayne officials are reminding drivers to watch out for icy roads this weekend.

High water may be clearing from areas throughout the City, but remaining puddles are likely to become slick.

All remaining road closures announced Saturday morning will remain in effect throughout the weekend.

Motorists should continue to avoid driving through flooded streets or driving around barricades.

The City is continuing to monitor water levels on all three rivers, but it appears they are holding steady or starting to recede. Pumps remain in operation at key points within the City to remove standing water.

Anyone with property damage due to the floods or high water, including flooded basements, is encouraged to report the damage to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.

The Homeland Security Department'€™s toll-free number is (866) 210-1925. It will be open until 4 p.m. today or during regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Other flood-related questions should be directed to the City'€™s 311 Call Center, which is open 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Below is the updated road closure list for Saturday morning.


Thieme and Berry
Thieme and Wayne
Salge at St. Joe Center
Jefferson and Thieme
Taylor and Freeman
Superior and Van Buren
Sherman and High
Taylor and Bright
Freeman and Taylor
Taylor and McKinley
Mayflower and Winchester
Orchard Lane and Fairbrook
Bradbury and Prairie Grove
Park and Waldron Circle
Elyetta and Middle


7700 block of Woodbine, north of Cook Road
1700 block of Catalpa
3000 block of Broadripple to Pinewood
2000 block of Carterton
North River Road from Maysville to Fort Wayne city limits
Perry to dead end and Perry at the alley

Drivers are encouraged to use alternative routes to avoid these areas this weekend. Not all locations may have barricades, so use good judgment and avoid driving through standing water.

The City'€™s four sandbag locations for residents in danger of flooding continue to be available. 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