The Hammond Port Authority, as is protocol and policy, has turned on the George Lake Pump to lower the basins.

The water gets pumped into the ditch along the east side of Calumet Avenue in the northbound lanes. Flooding at the 129th St. and Calumet Avenue intersection is taking place. Signage indicating “high water” is in place. Be safe driving both north and south of 131st Place along Calumet Avenue.

The Port Authority will monitor George Lake and Wolf Lake and all ditches.