Around the clock plowing continues in Fort Wayne

UPDATE (February 4, 2022):

The City of Fort Wayne says crews are still working hard to get all roads cleared and treated. The City issued the following on Friday morning:

The City of Fort Wayne Street Department worked around the clock last night to salt and plow the priority one and two streets and are wrapping up those efforts this morning. They will move directly into the residential areas later this morning and will work throughout the weekend until those areas are cleared. If possible, residents should not use street parking to maximize clearing efforts in their neighborhood.

UPDATE (February 3, 2022):

Things should be getting back to normal after this latest blast of winter weather. Although, hazardous travel is still possible as gusty winds will cause blowing snow.

The City of Fort Wayne says crews are still working hard to get all roads cleared and treated. The City issued the following on Thursday afternoon:

As snow has continued to accumulate in the City of Fort Wayne, the Fort Wayne Street Department has been continuously plowing the priority one (arterials) and priority two (collectors). Salt isn’t effective due to the continuing accumulation. Once the snow system has passed through, crews will begin salting the priority one and priority two streets. If blowing and drifting snow doesn’t become an issue, crews could possibly start on residential areas later tonight or soon after midnight.

ORIGINAL STORY:

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne Street Department says it will continue plowing and salting city streets throughout the day and night.

Representatives say that a fresh set of drivers hit the streets this morning, replacing drivers who worked overnight.

As snow continues to fall and blow, plow trucks will remain on arterial streets to keep them as clear as possible for emergency vehicles. When it stops snowing, crews will work to clean up the arterial and collector streets.

Allen County, including the city of Fort Wayne, is currently in a State of Emergency and, as stated in the Winter Weather Travel Advisory, travel is restricted to emergency management workers only. All other individuals are directed to refrain from all travel until further notice. Having motorists off the streets will assist in snow clearing efforts.