Flooding fears to subside this weekend

The worst of flooding fears could be laid to rest this weekend.

Emergency Management Officials are expecting area rivers to crest Friday or Saturday. In the meantime several major roads have been closed temporarily from high waters.

Friday morning South Bend's Northside Boulevard was closed. Every year when the river rises the road closes causing a headache for a handful of businesses in the area.

Also several drivers are typically in for a surprise who use that road as part of their daily commute.

“A lot of the returning customers know when the water comes up,” says Lisa Taylor from South Bend Distributing Supply. “They kind of know but some of the new customers, that come in, that don't come here very often, they'll have to park a block away or so and walk.”

Also for the first time Mishawaka's Beutter Park flooded. Walkers had to weave their way around the low spots and could only cross using some of the high bridges.

“I'm just shocked, I can't believe how much it’s flooded,” says walker Barb Snodgrass. “It’s just unbelievable.”

The City of Mishawaka says with the high water this weekend there won't be any lighting at Beutter Park or the Riverwalk.


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