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Storm delays alley-trash collection

Because of this week’s storm that left nearly 10 inches of snow in some parts of Fort Wayne, garbage and recycling trucks from Republic Services were not able to access many customers who place their carts in alleys, officials said Thursday.

About 5,000 households that normally have Wednesday collection but were delayed to Thursday because of the storm, were not serviced Thursday. The city and Republic will be working to pick up those customers’ trash today.

More than 30 snow-plowing vehicles were clearing alleys Thursday night to allow for this collection. Private contractors and City Utilities staff members are working with the street department to make these alleys passable, officials said.

Normal Thursday collection will be today. Today’s normal collection will be on Saturday.