City Leaders Prepare for Weekend Snow and Cold Weather

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Friday afternoon leaders with the city of Fort Wayne announced they’re preparing for this weekend’s snowstorm that’s set to begin Saturday night and continue into Sunday evening. 

“We’re taking a proactive approach to meet the needs of citizens in our community,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “I appreciate the teamwork and partnerships as we come together to respond to a possible major winter storm. I encourage all citizens to be safe and be sure to check on friends and neighbors as we anticipate a lot of snow and very cold temperatures.”

Along with the snow, in anticipation of the cold temperatures, two shelters will open beginning at Noon on Sunday, January 5th. The shelters will remain open until further notice. However, plans could change if needed.

Shelter locations:

*Salvation Army, 2901 N. Clinton St.
*Public Safety Academy, 7602 Patriot Crossing

The City’s Parks & Recreation Department will also open four warming stations beginning on Monday, January 6th for individuals in need of a location to stay warm for a short period of time. It’s expected the warming stations will be open through Tuesday. Those plans could also change if needed.

Warming station locations:

*Community Center, 233 W. Main St., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
*Jennings Center, 1330 McCulloch St., Noon-8 p.m.
*Weisser Center, 802 Eckart St., Noon-8 p.m.
*Cooper Center, 2307 S. Clinton St., Noon-8 p.m.

The City’s Police, Fire, and Public Works departments are all prepared with personnel ready to respond accordingly to any potential weather emergencies.