Street Department crews continue battling the latest effects from this weekends winter storm.
Early Sunday morning crews began plowing neighborhood side streets. As the sun came out some of the trucks were sent back to the main roads and connector streets to take advantage of the sun to salt intersections.
All trucks were back in neighborhoods by Sunday evening, and overnight into Monday morning.
Streets remain slick, and motorists should allow for additional travel time tonight and tomorrow.
The Rescue Mission is the lead warming shelter provider. It also oversees the intake of all individuals and families in need of shelter overnight, The city says to start there, either in person or by phone, and the mission will contact organizations that are able to help.
You can also call the 211 Resource Center, operated by United Way of Allen County, for shelter plan information.
Travel Status Information
Stay on top of driving conditions and travel alerts by checking out these resources before you head out.
For the complete, up-to-date list of Indiana travel alerts, go to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security’s web site.
Advisory: The lowest level of local travel advisory, means that routine travel or activities may be restricted.
Watch: Means that conditions are threatening to the safety of the public. During a “watch” local travel advisory, only essential travel.
Warning: The highest level of local travel advisory, means that travel may be restricted to emergency management workers only.
For Ohio residents or those traveling there, the Ohio Department of Transportation offers real-time traffic updates on its website.
Sheriff’s department and EMA Facebook pages are also a valuable resource:
- Defiance County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page
- Mercer County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page
- Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page
- Van Wert County EMA Facebook page
- Williams County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page
Drive Safely, Check the Conditions
Make sure to adjust your driving and your speed according to the driving conditions. Slow down and increase the distance between your car and those in front of you. Approach all intersections carefully in case other drivers slide through red lights.
Do NOT call law enforcement for road and weather updates. INDOT has several ways for drivers to check conditions before they head out on the road:
- Visit http://www.trafficwise.in.gov.
- Call toll-free: 800-261-ROAD (7623) for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.
- Visit Indiana Department of Transportation Northeast Facebook.
- Follow @INDOTNortheast on Twitter.
- See also | WANE’s Traffic Tracker.
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