Streets flooded across Indy due to heavy rain, Hoosiers asked to stay home until storms pass

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-- Flash flooding in Indianapolis Friday night caused problems for residents and first responders.

Crews still working on cleaning up from this morning's storms and working to restore power are now dealing with more heavy rain.

In Broad Ripple, many without power had severe basement flooding. On Winthrop Avenue, the sewers backed up, creating a lake in the middle of the road for hours. One car was covered in water.

"Any time we get a big rain like it does, it completely floods out to the point where this car was completely under water. The water was about three feet higher than what it is right now," said resident Michael Cranfill. He added, "unfortunately, in some of these houses, literally the back doors are underwater and their basements are completely flooded."

On 38th Street between Meridian and Illinois, many drivers attempted to go through the high waters. At least two cars got stuck, creating a huge backup of traffic during evening rush hour.

“It’s crazy. You can barely get out of your house, barely walk down your street in it. You can’t do nothing. Your car can get flooded if it’s parked. You can’t do nothing. It’s crazy. It’s ridiculous," said Indy resident, Johnny Whigum.

Several high school football games were delayed or canceled for Friday, and many streets are completely flooded.

Officials are urging Hoosiers to not drive through the high water, and to stay home if possible until the storms pass.

Find the latest weather information here, and check here for traffic information.

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