The City of South Bend has lifted the travel advisory effective 6:00 p.m. today. Some flooded areas remain closed, and residents should continue to drive with caution and avoid areas with high water.
The St. Joseph River has receded to 11.0’ as of 5:0 0 p.m. on Friday; however, the water level is still above the previous record and will remain well above flood stage for days.
The following roads remain closed:
– Angela Blvd. from North Shore Blvd. to Michigan St.
– Buckhorn St. from Carroll St. to Pulling St.
– Northside Blvd. from Sample St. to 20th St.
– Riverside Dr. from Lafayette Blvd. to Michigan St.
– Riverside Dr. from Marion St. to Bartlett St.
If residents notice any flooding or damage done to public infrastructure such as streets or trails, it should be reported to 311. If residents have home or business damage from the flood, report it to the St. Joseph County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) at 574-235-9378. Even if residents are taking care of the damage themselves, they are urged to report. When seeking federal dollars for disaster aid, EMA needs accurate totals.
Belongings damaged by the flood can be requested for pickup through 311 at no extra charge. Solid Waste is aware of missed regular pickups and will make them up next week, starting Monday.