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Reloading city plow trucks with sand, Wednesday.

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Hauling a loaded backpack, Zach Firestone treks through the snow along the St. Marys River at Foster Park on Thursday.

Allen County remains under travel advisory

Statement as issued 4:30 p.m. Thursday by county officials:

(March 13, 2014) – The winter weather travel ADVISORY status for all of Allen County remains in effect through tonight.

An ADVISORY means that routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation, and individuals should use caution or avoid those areas.

The Allen County Office of Homeland Security office reports many secondary and rural roads remain slick and hazardous because of the below freezing temperatures. Motorists should be on alert for “black ice” and slick spots on highways if they’re out during the evening hours or if their morning commute occurs before sunrise Friday.

Homeland Security also reminds residents that there is a possibility of localized surface and agricultural flooding over the weekend once temperatures rise and the snow melts rapidly. You should plan for that possibility now. Look at the spots along your home’s foundation where snow is piled and will become water. Move snow away from basement sills, windows and doors. Find those sewers and clear them. The ground has not thawed yet, so melting snow may sit on the surface for several days.

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