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City plows back in neighborhoods

Plowing crews are back on neighborhood streets after returning to main roads to treat today's snow and black ice, the city of Fort Wayne said this afternoon.

The crews will plow through the night to complete the neighborhoods, the city said in a statement. It said crews then will treat residential streets with a mixture of fine sand and beet juice to provide traction and melting there.

More than 20 vehicles provided by City Utilities and by contractors are assisting the Street Department by plowing alleys, the statement said.

"Even though we are putting in very long days to clear the streets, we will have slick spots for days to come because of the wind and colder temperatures," Mayor Tom Henry said in the statement.

Henry thanked the crews for their dedication, and urged residents to check on neighbors and to assist those needing help in clearing snow.

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