Major downpour prompts street closures due to flooding; power outages reported

Keystone Avenue back open on Indy's north side

INDIANAPOLIS - Relentless rain overnight caused minor flooding in Indianapolis, leading to officials closing some roads that became unnavigable. The storms also resulted in more than 1,000 without power Sunday morning.

From the early morning hours until just before 7 a.m., Keystone Avenue was closed to traffic on the city's north side between Kessler Boulevard and Northgate Street. That's just one city block, however both directions traffic were closed for safety reasons.

UPDATE at 7 a.m.: Keystone Avenue is back open to traffic.

At certain times Sunday morning during the storm, Meridian Street also had several areas that had at least 6 inches of water flooding the roadway, particularly between 38th and 52nd streets.

If drivers must go out Sunday, they're encouraged to drive slowly, and to try not to drive through high waters.

Anyone with traffic information, weather photos and details on flooding can send tips to wrtvwebstaff@wrtv.com.

Indianapolis Power and Light reported outages across the area after the early morning storms. At 5:30 a.m., IPL said more than 1,200 customers were without power in Indianapolis. However by 6 a.m., a bit fewer than 400 customers were without power and by 8, just a little more than 20 customers were without power.

Other resources:

- Download the Storm Shield Weather app (mobile users: http://www.stormshieldapp.com/ )

- Keep an eye on weather updates, radar and alerts on our weather page (mobile users: http://bit.ly/18fjiDM)

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