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Samuel Hoffman | The Journal Gazette

Digging out is nearly done

But more snow expected today

– Main streets were largely clear of snow Sunday, just a day after 7 inches of snow fell on the area.

In most places Sunday afternoon, Fort Wayne’s main arteries were bare pavement, with just a few snowy areas in shady spots or where the wind had drifted snow back onto the surface. Side streets were another story, but city crews were attacking them hard, officials said.

Public Works Department spokesman Frank Suarez said Sunday morning that plow crews had worked through the night again to clear arterial and collector streets and had moved to residential and neighborhood streets.

Suarez said that if it doesn’t start snowing again – forecasters say it will – residential streets should be cleared by tonight.

The National Weather Service is predicting light snow this afternoon and evening, with accumulations of 1-2 inches possible in some areas. Fort Wayne is expected to get about a half-inch of new snow.

More worrisome, winds up to 30 mph were expected to develop Sunday, which would cause blowing snow in the rural areas.

And though the blanket of snow coating everything can look permanent, it could all be gone quickly. Thursday’s forecast calls for a high of 40 and a chance of rain, meaning our winter wonderland – or white nightmare, if you prefer – could all be washed away.

dstockman@jg.net

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