Some Local Counties See More Than Half Foot of Rain

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Some northern and central Indiana counties are seeing widespread flooding from storms that have dropped more than a half foot of rain in some areas. State police closed a section of Interstate 69 in both directions near Marion because of water on the highway Friday morning. That area between Fort Wayne and Muncie has had the heaviest biggest rain totals reported by the National Weather Service, which issued flash flood warnings for several counties.

The weather service issued flash flood warnings for several counties.

In Fort Wayne, several streets were deemed impassable by emergency crews.

Blackford County emergency management director Aaron Henderson says the county just north of Muncie has seen “a boatload of rain,'' with road flooding the most serious problem. The county's school district called off classes for the day.