December 8, 2017 - This morning, the City of Fort Wayne Street Department is pre-treating City streets with a liquid-brine. Applying the de-icing brine substance to the street reduces ice formations that make streets slick during winter events. Additionally, the Street Department has trucks ready to go for plowing that may be needed overnight or Saturday morning.
Forecasters are calling for accumulations up to two-inches with high winds beginning overnight. Coupled with colder temperatures, that could create slick driving conditions in the morning.
The Public Works Division purchased a brine making machine last year to assist with winter plowing operations. The machine converts road salt into a liquid-brine that adheres to the road before an event to reduce ice build-up.