Travel advisory issues for Allen County

Published: Jul. 5, 2022 at 10:29 PM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - Mayor Tom Henry and Allen County leaders are urging drivers to stay off city streets and roads after severe weather brought torrential downpours and flooding Tuesday night.

Streets in northwest, northeast and central neighborhoods were flooded as the storm moved through and more rain followed. ABC21 journalists observed numerous cars that were stuck as passengers escaped in waist-deep water. Firefighters responded to many calls for help. A final tally wasn’t available at press time.

Roads in the county were also blocked by fallen trees and high water. A travel advisory was issued late Tuesday. Drivers should avoid all non-essential travel.

In a news release late Tuesday, city officials also asked residents to clear debris from storm drains once it is safe to do so, as clogged drains and backups are causing problems across the city.

Police are urging all drivers to avoid high water on roads and streets caused by flash flooding
Police are urging all drivers to avoid high water on roads and streets caused by flash flooding(Fort Wayne's NBC)

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