Volunteers no longer needed, roads and intersections reopening

As river levels start to go down or stabilize, volunteers for field work and sandbags are no longer needed, the City of Fort Wayne announced late Friday night.

Many roads and intersections that were flooded this week have reopened. The City will issue an updated list of street closures and lane restrictions this morning.

The 311 Call Center will be open through noon today for residents with questions about flooding.

Although rivers look to be receding in the coming hours, City employees will continue to monitor conditions in the field and from the Flood Control Center throughout the day. Crews have been in the field or in the Emergency Operations Center continuously since Wednesday morning.

Mayor Tom Henry thanked the efforts of community volunteers and City employees.

“It takes a lot people to protect Fort Wayne'€™s neighborhoods from rising waters,” Henry said. “The people of this City truly care about one another, and we saw that this week in the flood-fighting efforts.”

 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

Residents with issues or concerns related to flooding may call 311 for assistance through noon today.