Overnight snow, frigid temps lead to hazardous morning commute

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After multiple days of negative temperatures around the area, Friday morning kicked off another wintry day. 

Snow began falling Thursday night and continued through the early morning Friday. That combined with leftover ice and frigid temperatures to create hazardous road conditions. 

Roads all over Fort Wayne and the surrounding area were covered in snow to start the day. 

Snow plow crews worked through the night in an effort to clear roads, but heavy snow showers and temperatures in the single digits hindered the effectiveness of the trucks. 

Country roads and city side streets were exceptionally bad as snow stacked on top of leftover ice from this week. 

The poor road conditions led Allen County Commissioners to declare a Travel Advisory for the county. That is the lowest travel notice, but officials urge drivers to use extreme caution. The advisory was lifted Thursday afternoon. 

The snow tapered off around 7:30 Friday morning, but road conditions will continue to be an issue in certain areas as crews work to clear the large affected area.

Fort Wayne, Allen County Emergency Dispatch is reporting several crashes around the Fort Wayne area. 

State police remind drivers that crashes can be avoided if drivers take the proper precautions on the roads.

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