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City of Fort Wayne Weather Response Update

Fort Wayne, Ind. – The storm tossed branches, limbs, and other yard debris throughout our neighborhoods on Monday night.

We know many of you are looking for ways to remove these items from your yards and driveways, and we want to ensure they don’t end up blocking our storm drains.

That’s why City Utilities is extending the hours at its Biosolids Facility, 6202 Lake Ave., until 8 p.m. tonight-Thursday. The extra hours will help those who need to drop off tree branches and limbs from residential areas that came down during last night’s storm. Fees will be waived through Sunday. The facility opens at 8 a.m. on weekdays. Friday and Saturday hours will be 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and noon-6 p.m. Sunday.

In addition, Republic Services will start accepting tree debris at their compost site at the landfill, 6231 MacBeth Rd., beginning Thursday morning. Hours of operation are 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-noon Saturday. Residents will have to scale in and out, so Republic can obtain weights on all incoming materials for tracking purposes with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. There will be no charge to residents.

The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department and Public Works Division oversee the cleanup of downed trees, limbs, and debris in city parks or the public right of way.

Remember, if you come to a traffic signal that’s not working, you should treat it as a four-way stop.

Finally, cooling stations are open for the public due to the hot temperatures impacting the area. The lobby of the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory is open from 10 a.m.-to 5 p.m. today-Thursday. The Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory is located at 1100 S. Calhoun St. in downtown Fort Wayne. Also, The Salvation Army is available from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today-Thursday. The Salvation Army is located at 2901 N. Clinton St.