Plows Working Through Night To Complete Neighborhoods, Black Ice On Main Roads Caused Delay

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Plows Working Through Night To Complete Neighborhoods, Black Ice On Main Roads Caused Delay

February 6, 2014 Updated Feb 6, 2014 at 4:17 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- City crews plowed more than 50% of the residential streets through Thursday morning but returned to main roads to treat this morning’s snowfall and black ice.

They are now back in the neighborhoods and will plow through the night to complete the neighborhoods. After the neighborhoods are plowed crews will treat residential streets with a mixture of fine sand and beet juice to provide traction and melt in these residential streets.

This afternoon a total of more than 20 vehicles provided by Contractors and City Utilities are assisting the Street Department by plowing alleys.

“I thank all of our crews for their dedication to our City during this difficult winter and I encourage residents to check on neighbors and to assist those who may need help when clearing sidewalks,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “I urge motorists to slow down and use caution. Even though we are putting in very long days to clear the streets, we will have slick spots for days to come because of the wind and colder temperatures,” added Mayor Henry.

It is the responsibility of the residents to clear the sidewalk in front of their home and the City encourages all residents to not pile snow so high near intersections that it causes line-of-sight issues. Residents should also make sure fire hydrants are visible and not covered by snow.

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