Flooding closes several streets in Huntington, Ind.

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – An ice dam has caused extensive flooding along State Street in Huntington, Indiana and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources may bring in a backhoe to break up the ice and get the water flowing.

Huntington is located near Ft. Wayne.

Twenty homes are in the affected area and some have been evacuated because of the high water.

Photo Gallery | Huntington Flooding forces evacuations

A Huntington Emergency Management official told WTHI’s sister station WANE-TV that the flooding is unusual.

State Street runs parallel with the Wabash River and it’s hoped that once the ice dam is broken, the water level will recede.

Residents who have had to evacuate are being asked to go to an area fire station.

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