City of Fort Wayne to close offices at noon

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From a news release:

Due to today’s winter storm, City offices at Citizens Square will close at noon today.

Emergency services will continue to operate. In addition, residents with questions and concerns may continue to contact 311 to have those issues addressed.

All Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department facilities will also close at noon. This includes Salomon Farm, the Botanical Conservatory, Community Center, and the Jennings, Cooper, and Weisser youth centers. All classes and activities located in Park Department facilities will resume on Thursday. The sledding hill at Franke Park is closed to winter weather enthusiasts due to dangerous circumstances.

City officials are asking that businesses throughout the City consider taking similar measures as a result of today’s weather conditions.

It’s anticipated that regular business hours for City offices at Citizens Square will resume on Thursday.

Also, from a separate news release:

Because of the thick and wet snow, garbage and recycling efforts are being suspended for the day. Republic Services pulled trucks from the streets after rapid heavy snow fell on Fort Wayne causing several trucks to get stuck. Collection will run one day behind for the remainder of the week.

City of Fort Wayne Street Department crews reported a thick and wet snow with drifting in many areas, as of 10:30 a.m. Plow trucks were out early this morning and will remain on the main arterial streets while the snow and drifting conditions continue. The heavy, wet snowfall carries additional weight making it more difficult to plow streets.

Additionally, power outages were causing 15 traffic signals to not function this morning. Motorists approaching a signal that is not working should treat the intersection as a four-way stop.

Residents should stay away from downed power lines and report them by calling 911.

Residents should call 311 to report traffic signals that are not working or trees and branches that may have fallen into the street.

This week’s schedule Garbage and Recycling Schedule:

Wednesday collection will be Thursday

Thursday collection will be Friday

Friday collection will be Saturday