SOUTH BEND, Ind.
(AP) - Continued flooding across northern Indiana has caused widespread road
closures and warnings that it could take several days for high waters to
Weather Service said Wednesday that between 3 and 7 inches of rain had
fallen since early Monday in the area, where flood warnings or watches were
in effect until Thursday night. Those warnings included the Kankakee River,
the St. Marys and Maumee rivers around Fort Wayne and the St. Joseph River,
where a record-high crest in South Bend was expected Thursday.
Marshall and Benton counties warned motorists to refrain from travel on
local roads. Numerous school districts also canceled classes Wednesday.
Crews have used
boats to help residents from some low-lying residential areas in the South
Bend and Elkhart areas.