Ice and snow create another hazardous morning

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Widespread ice has yet again created slick driving and walking conditions. 

Freezing rain fell throughout much of the day and evening Sunday leaving a layer of ice on many surfaces. Then light snow flurries moved into the area Monday morning, adding to the issue. 

Allen, Adams, Blackford, Huntington, Wabash, and Wells counties issued Travel Advisories Sunday that continued Monday morning. You can check current travel notices here.

Officials warn people to drive extra careful and take things slow in those counties. 

In Fort Wayne, road crews began pre-treating city streets with brine and salt Sunday morning to minimize slick conditions. Those efforts continued through the day Sunday and overnight into Monday morning. 

The results have been mostly successful, as the main city streets are mostly wet, and conditions aren’t as bad in those areas.

However, city side streets, interstates, and country roads outside the city have continued to be more slick throughout much of the area. 

Neighborhood and subdivision roadways are particularly icy, along with other untreated driving surfaces. 

Drivers should leave some extra time to get where they need to go Monday morning and drive slower than usual.

People should also be careful as they’re walking in these conditions. Untreated sidewalks, driveways, and parking lots are extremely slick with ice and snow. 

If you park outside, you may also need to leave some extra time to scrape the ice from your windows, so your view isn’t inhibited.

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