Drivers should continue to use common sense

The City of Fort Wayne announced Saturday morning that many roads and intersections closed this week from high water have reopened.

Lane restrictions remain in effect for Clinton Street between 4th and Superior streets and State Street at the Eastbrook-Westbrook area.

Drivers are reminded not to drive through standing water as depths can be deceiving.

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 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'€™s four locations for residents in danger of flooding to make their own sandbags 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.