Allen County State of Emergency & Travel Warning to Expire at 6 p.m.

From the Allen County Facebook page:

State of Emergency & Travel Warning for Allen Co. to Expire at 6 p.m.; Travel Watch in effect until 7 a.m. Wed.

The State of Emergency and Winter Weather Travel Warning for Allen County, including the cities of Fort Wayne, New Haven and Woodburn, will be allowed to expire at 6 p.m. today. In their place, a Winter Weather Travel Watch for the entire county will be in effect until 7 a.m. Wednesday.

A Travel Watch means that conditions are threatening to the safety of the public. During a Watch, only essential travel, such as to and from work or in emergency situations is recommended. Drivers should be aware that conditions are hazardous. Please drive slowly and have emergency supplies in vehicles, along with a cell phone.

Though the travel status has been reduced from a Warning to a Watch, many county roads will continue to be affected by winds and drifting which will make some of those roads impassable. And while main city streets have been cleared, they are still slick and will remain that way with the dangerously cold temperatures.

The public’s help in staying off of streets and roads as much as possible will allow crews to continue with plowing operations so that fire, law enforcement and ambulance services are able to meet the needs of the public.

All Allen County and City of Fort Wayne government offices will be open on Tuesday and employees should report for work.