FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — The City of Fort Wayne Street Department and Allen County Highway Department have given updates as they continue to plow roads across the county after our recent heavy snowfall.
As of 3 p.m. Tuesday, the city says a majority of the Street Department plow trucks have moved into the residential streets and will continue plowing in those areas all night.
In addition, a few trucks are still clearing the main arteries.
The county highway department says crews are expected to finish plowing and treating roads by 5 p.m. Tuesday.
They will resume plowing county roads Wednesday at 5 a.m.
Officials say they expect to be able to work on subdivision streets at that time.
Previous updates can be found below:
Street department trucks will continue to plow the City’s main arteries, major roads, Tuesday morning and say they are making good progress even though high winds are causing drifting snow throughout the Summit City.
The city says their goal is to begin plowing residential streets by the end of the business day Tuesday.
In the meantime, motorists are encouraged to stay off the roads if at all possible to maximize snow removal efforts.
The Street Department says they are responsible for 1,200 miles of streets and roads and has 18 snow routes.
More information about Street Department efforts can be found here.
The Allen County Highway Department reports all crews have been deployed since 5 a.m. Tuesday with equipment to plow and treat county roads.
Crews are expected to continue working through the day until approximately 5 p.m.
Count crews reported windy conditions are causing blowing and drifting of snow back onto roads making it especially difficult to plow.
The county says work on main and secondary roads will be top priority and it is unlikely crews will be able to treat subdivision streets today.
Currently, Allen County is under a Travel Watch.
A Travel Watch means that conditions are threatening to the safety of the public.
During a "watch" local travel advisory, only essential travel, such as to and from work or in emergency situations, is recommended, and emergency action plans should be implemented by businesses, schools, government agencies and other organizations.