November 11, 2019 - City Street Department drivers were called in on this Veterans Day to handle the winter weather advisory. Plow trucks are currently in all parts of the City. Additionally, fleet mechanics were called in to keep plowing operations running through the night.
To prepare for the weather event, crews pre-treated City streets yesterday with brine, a liquid de-icing substance that adheres to the road before an event to reduce ice build-up. Also yesterday, workers converted leaf collection trucks for plowing operations and filled them with salt to prepare for today’s weather event.
Forecasters are calling for temperatures to drop overnight and snow accumulation of possibly 2-4 inches today. Coupled with colder temperatures, drivers should expect slick conditions, especially on side streets, Tuesday morning. Motorists should use caution.
Because the City plow trucks are the same trucks used for leaf collection, there could be delays in leaf collection on Tuesday. Residents can check leaf collection updates at cityoffortwayne.org/leaves.