Fort Wayne Police respond to 94 crashes in 8 hours on snowy Veterans Day

The Fort Wayne Police Department and Allen County Dispatchers were flooded with 911 calls about crashes during the heart of Monday's snowfall.

Posted: Nov 12, 2019 11:19 AM
Updated: Nov 12, 2019 4:05 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — A record-setting snow on Veterans Day challenged drivers who might not be used to the sleek road. 

The Fort Wayne Police Department and Allen County Dispatchers were flooded with 911 calls about crashes during the heart of Monday's snowfall.

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FWPD said they responded to and filed reports for 94 accidents from 2 - 10 p.m.

Among those 94 reports, police say 85 were property damage accidents and nine were crashes with a reported injury.

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This is not counting those who exchanged information that officers couldn't get to or slide off's into ditches, the department said.

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These calls added to our other calls for service made for a very busy day for our officers.

On average, FWPD says they respond to 10 - 20 crashes per day.

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