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Storm and safety resources available in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Crews from the Indianapolis Department of Public Works are working Friday to clear limbs and other debris from city streets and get stoplights back online after Thursday’s storms.

Traffic signal issues

At 2 p.m., city officials confirmed 23 traffic signals were still without powers.

Indianapolis police asked drivers to be extra cautious on the roads, especially at intersections where traffic lights are out or flashing.

What to do if a traffic signal is without power or not working:

  • If the lights at an intersection are completely dark, treat it as a four-way stop.
  • If the intersection has flashing red lights, treat the lights as a stop sign.
  • If the flashing lights are yellow, proceed slowly and with caution.

Indy residents can report downed traffic signals or tree limbs by contacting the Mayor’s Action Center at 317-327-4622 or online. To report a downed power line, call AES Indiana at 317-261-1811.

Indy Parks Family Centers can help beat the heat

With a hot day ahead and many with no power for fans or AC, several Indy Parks & Rec Family Centers will be open to help residents escape the heat.

The following family centers will be open until 9:30 p.m. Friday and on Saturday during regular hours:

  • Bethel Park Family Center, 2850 Bethel Avenue:   
  • Broad Ripple Park Family Center, 1426 Broad Ripple Avenue   
  • Brookside Park Family Center, 3500 Brookside Parkway S. Drive  
  • Christian Park Family Center, 4200 English Avenue. (Only open Friday for now)  
  • Garfield Park Burrello Family Center, 2345 Pagoda Drive  
  • Municipal Gardens Family Center, 1831 Lafayette Road  
  • Pride Park Family Center, 1129 S. Vandeman Street  
  • Riverside Park Family Center, 2420 N. Riverside E. Drive  
  • Thatcher Park Family Center, 4649 W. Vermont Street  
  • Washington Park Family Center, 3130 E. 30th Street  
  • Watkins Park Family Center, 2360 Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Street  
  • Windsor Park Family Center, 6510 E. 25th Street

More information about family center hours and locations can be found on the Indy Parks website.

Additional cooling options can be found at Indy Parks pools and splash pads, open until 8 p.m. Friday. Plans are in place to open Sahm Pool on Saturday, weather permitting.

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