The Allen County office of public information issued the following statement:
STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED IN ALLEN COUNTY; WINTER WEATHER TRAVEL WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 P.M. MONDAY
A STATE OF EMERGENCY is now in effect for Allen County as declared by the Board of Commissioners, and the City of Fort Wayne, Allen County, and New Haven have issued a WINTER WEATHER TRAVEL WARNING. The emergency order and travel warning are in effect until 6 p.m. Monday.
Travel is restricted to emergency workers only. All other individuals should refrain from all non-emergency travel. Comply with necessary emergency measures. Cooperate with public officials in executing emergency operations plans. Obey and comply with the lawful directions of properly identified officers.
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.
* 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.