The City of Fort Wayne announced two new road closures Thursday morning as well as continued flood control efforts in the City.
New road closures:
Freeman between Jefferson and Covington
Elizabeth Street bridge
Residents are reminded to not drive through standing water as depths are deceiving and under currents can be strong.
City crews are building clay levees in the Woodhurst neighborhood and fortifying the temporary levees already at Berry and Thieme and the Ross-Michaels area.
As of 10 a.m. Thursday, the city has experienced minimal property damage as a direct result of the recent floods.
Fort Wayne officials continue to monitor river levels as City crews are on the streets monitoring conditions. The Emergency Operations Center remains open around the clock during the flood situation.
The American Red Cross has opened an emergency shelter at the Masonic Temple, 216 W. Washington Blvd., for Fort Wayne residents in need of temporary housing. For more information about the emergency shelter, contact the Red Cross at 484-9336 and follow the voice prompts or call the City's 311 center.
Four locations 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.