Fort Wayne sees 56 accidents in wake of snowfall

A photo of a jack knifed semi on U.S. 24 just east of Bruick Road on Tuesday morning.
A photo of a jack knifed semi on U.S. 24 just east of Bruick Road on Tuesday morning.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  Between the hours of 4 p.m. on Monday, when the snow began to fall, and 12 p.m. on Tuesday there were a total of 56 accidents reported in Fort Wayne. Six of these had possible injuries.

This pickup truck went off U.S. 24 just east of I-469 on Tuesday.
This pickup truck went off U.S. 24 just east of I-469 on Tuesday.

Intense snow and wind made for a messy commute on Monday evening. A total of 2.1″ of snow was reported in Fort Wayne from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., setting a new snowfall record of February 17. By 7 a.m. on Tuesday, a total of 3.1″ was confirmed.

Roads were slick and hazardous during Tuesday morning’s commute. In many areas, blowing and drifting snow was a major issue.

Drive Safely, Check the Roads

Make sure to adjust your driving and your speed according to the driving conditions. Slow down and increase the distance between your car and those in front of you. Approach all intersections carefully in case other drivers slide through red lights.

Do NOT call law enforcement for road and weather updates. INDOT has several ways for drivers to check conditions before they head out on the road:

Ohio Residents can stay on top of traffic at the following site:

Weather Tools

Travel Status

For the complete, up-to-date list of Indiana travel advisories, go to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security’s web site. 

Ohio residents can stay up-to-date on conditions in their state on the Ohio Department of Transportation site. Ohioans may also want to check their county’s Sheriff’s Department’s Facebook page as updates are also sometimes posted there:

 

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