FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Due to heavy rains from overnight storms , the Fort Wayne Police Department has issued a list of roads to avoid on Saturday, June 1.
The following roads are now back open as of Saturday at 5:30 p.m.:
- Goshen and Washington Ctr
- Lost Valley at Hatfield
- Point West at Harris
- Butler east of Hillegas
- Dupont at Tonkel
- Auburn north of Wallen
- Wallen at Coldwater
- Evard at Maplecrest
- 4800 Ardmore
- Lafayette from Rudisill to Pontiac
- South Wayne at Creighton
- Lafayette at Agnes
- Covington at Ardmore
- Freeman and Taylor
- 1000 Block of Sherman
- Broadway at Taylor
- Osage at Polk
- Osage at Burgess
A city spokesperson said as of 6:30 p.m. these are the only areas still closed:
- Taylor between Portage and Freeman
- Lake Avenue at Reed Road
- Hanna at Wallace
Police said the water moves quickly and the water levels may rise or recede throughout the day.
The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo also announced that it will be closed all day Saturday due to extensive flooding. The zoo issued the following statement on its Facebook page :
The zoo is closed today, Saturday June 1, due to extensive flooding. The zoo is also without power. We may reopen Sunday, June 2 if the water has receded and power is restored. Please check our Facebook page for updates. All animals and staff are safe!
Science Central also announced that it will be closed Saturday, due to flooding.
"We hope to be open tomorrow," said Science Central Executive Director Martin Fisher. "We'll be monitoring conditions, and as long as road access to Science Central is available, our doors will be open on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m."
More strong and severe storms are expected to develop Saturday afternoon and evening.
City spokesperson Frank Suarez said people should check their storm drains in their neighborhoods before the next storms hit. Suarez said to clean out the storm drains if any debris has collected inside of them to prepare them for future rain.
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