I just received this note:
All pumps were in operation except a sanitary lift station at the corner of Liable and 42nd Drive. I was told power was restored to that one about 9 PM last night. Power was restored to the downtown area at about 1 AM this morning.
East bound traffic on the Borman Expressway is closed from Calumet to Cline Avenue due to standing water. West bound traffic is restricted to two lanes. Truck traffic is being diverted to Chicago Avenue in Hammond because 177th Street is also closed due to high water and we don’t want excessive truck traffic on the bridges on Ridge or Indianapolis Blvd. INDOT is pumping water from the Borman to the Little Calumet River.
At 10:30 this morning, the Little Cal had about 3 foot of freeboard near Liable; about 6 feet at Kennedy. Storm water was still contained within the banks of the Cady Marsh and Hart Ditch. We have relatively little street flooding north of Ridge.
Power is still out in isolated Highland neighborhoods. Sandbags are available for pickup at the Public Works Garage. Rainfall is expected to cease Saturday.