FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- Roads covered in snow, cars stuck in parking lots, and many residents frustrated that icy conditions impeded their morning drive to work.
Taylor Stephens' car was stuck in a pile of snow after Fort Wayne was hit with 10-12 inches Tuesday.
“Snow was covering my entire car but I was like whatever I’ll try it because I wanted to get it to work,” Stephens said.
It took 30 minutes, a shovel, and the help of some friendly neighbors before she was able to get her car out of the parking lot.
Rob Davis with Allen County Highway Department says his crews worked since 5 a.m. to clear the roads.
“We’ve been punching open all of our hot roads, primary roads, getting them laid back. Our secondaries, we’ve punched open. We’re slowing getting those laid back,” Davis said.
Indiana Department of Transportation Northeast Spokesman Hunter Petroviak recommends staying off the roads if you can.
His crews have noticed dangerous conditions.
“They saw a lot of slide-offs out there. That’s most likely because somebody is not driving for the conditions, maybe driving a little too fast and you hit those slick spots that are still very prevalent out there,” Petroviak said.
Davis says the roads are deceiving. They may seem fine, but you need to pay close attention to slick spots.
“Some spots where the snow is drifting at, the roads are gonna be uneven, with packed in snow and some ice. Drive slow and use caution,” he said.
Stephens says it’s not worth risking her safety to head out in these conditions.
A day inside cozied up in her apartment will have to do.