There have been several flood developments overnight in the city.
The St. Joseph River reached 12.7’ at 1:30 a.m. before falling to 12.5’ earlier this morning. The river has not yet peaked upstream of the city, and we expect to be above the level for flood conditions for at least several more days.
The Waste Water Treatment Plant was shut down last night in order to preserve treatment processes. The plant has restarted and is operating at limited capacity. Residents can still use water normally, but any flow that cannot be processed at the treatment plant will be overflowed to the river. Flooding has not affected City drinking water, which is treated separately and remains safe to drink.
Several more roads around North Shore neighborhoods were closed overnight:
-Ostemo Pl. from Lafayette Blvd. to Iroquois St.
-Iroquois St. from North Shore Dr. to Parkovash Ave.
-Marquette Ave. from Angela Blvd. to North Shore Dr.
-the intersection of River Ave. and Edgewater
Michigan St. remains closed between North Shore Dr. and the Bartlett roundabout. A live map of road and park closures is available at bit.ly/sbfloodclosures. Last night the Street Department ran two vactor trucks patrolling main streets, as well as four patching crews completing 311 work orders for pot holes.
Residents should continue to respect closures and road barriers. Do not drive on closed roads even if they are dry, as they will need to be inspected for safety after water recedes. Residents should also follow signs and barriers around parks and trails. Stretches of the East Bank Trail have begun to collapse; trying to access these spaces is dangerous. Under the emergency travel advisory, those disregarding closures and barriers will be ticketed.
Last night two individuals stayed overnight at the O’Brien emergency center after being displaced from their home.