FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Cars are once again driving through northeast Indiana with relative ease.
Bradley Yoder with the Adams County Highway Department says this is thanks to the work of his crew.
“I’m so happy with the point we’re at right now," Yoder said. "Today’s one of them days when I feel more relaxed now, and it’s nice to just do our thing.”
Plows have been shoveling close to a foot of snow over the past several days, so Fort Wayne residents like Mike James are glad to see progress throughout the area.
“You really didn’t need to be on the road, cause it was pretty bad," James said. "But the Street Department, they did pretty good getting the main streets done, and now I think they got started early in the morning and got those side streets started, so it looks like it’s getting a lot better.”
Yoder says this fluffier snow is much lighter, so his crews haven’t had much trouble clearing it off the roads. The crews in downtown Fort Wayne have made it look easy as well.
But having clear main roads doesn’t mean everyone is seeing the progress.
“I just feel real sorry for the cars that didn’t get a chance to move, because they’re pretty well impacted with a lot of snow,” James said.
And Yoder knows winter isn’t over.
“We were fortunate that we will have everything in good shape by the end of the day. With what’s coming in possibly in the next day or two, it’s going to get slick again, so be careful.”
Yoder says that if you do find yourself stranded on the road, call the Sheriff’s Department and wait inside your vehicle until help arrives.
And while clear roads do make driving easier, it’s important to keep your sidewalks clear as well so that walkers don’t end up out in the streets.