Eight traffic signals down in Fort Wayne

Drought Watch: Annual Rain Deficit
Drought Watch: Annual Rain Deficit

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  Allen County remained under a Travel Watch as of 11 a.m. on Wednesday. A watch means that only essential travel is recommended, such as to and from work and for emergencies.

See Also | Links to travel advisories and driving conditions 

As of 4 p.m., there were eight traffic signals were down in Fort Wayne. Remember to treat intersections without functioning traffic lights as four-way stops. A Fort Wayne City spokespersons said six of those outages were at the following locations:

  • Lafayette Street.
  • Calhoun Street
  • Bluffton Road
  • Lower Huntington Road
  • Airport Expressway
  • Scott Road and Covington Road
The lights on this traffic signal are barely visible under a layer of snow.
The lights on this traffic signal are barely visible under a layer of snow.

The city is also working to clear traffic signals that have been obscured by collecting snow, making it hard for drivers to see what color the lights are as they approach the intersections. If traffic lights are completely obscured, treat the intersection as a four-way stop.

The release from the city states that plow trucks were out early Wednesday morning and will stay on the main arterial streets while the snow and drifting conditions continue. The heavy and wet snow does make it more difficult to plow streets. 

Residents should call 911 to report downed power lines. Call 311 to report traffic signals that aren’t working and to report trees and branches in the road. 

 

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