City, County, And New Haven Under Winter Weather Travel Watch

By Ian Hoover- 21Alive

City, County, And New Haven Under Winter Weather Travel Watch

January 5, 2014 Updated Jan 5, 2014 at 1:51 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind (21Alive) -- The City of Fort Wayne, Allen County, and New Haven have issued a winter weather travel watch effective at 1 p.m. A 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.

The public's help in staying off of streets and roads will allow crews to continue with plowing operations to allow for fire, law enforcement, and ambulance services to meet the needs of the public.

Two shelters are open to provide a place for individuals in need of shelter. The shelters will remain open until further notice. Plans could change as needed.

Shelter locations:
*Salvation Army, 2901 N. Clinton St.
*Public Safety Academy, 7602 Patriot Crossing, led by the American Red Cross

In addition, the City’s Parks & Recreation Department will open four warming stations beginning on Monday for individuals in need of a location to stay warm for a shorter period of time. It’s expected the warming stations will be open through Tuesday. Plans could change as needed.

Warming station locations:
*Community Center, 233 W. Main St., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
*Jennings Center, 1330 McCulloch St., Noon-8 p.m.
*Weisser Center, 802 Eckart St., Noon-8 p.m.
*Cooper Center, 2300 Clinton/Lafayette streets, Noon-8 p.m.

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