Nasty Weather Affects Drivers in Northeast Indiana

Published 02/03 2014 02:27PM

Updated 02/03 2014 02:35PM

Nasty weather is affecting drivers as this weekend's mix of rain, sleet, and snow has caused icy roads and several car accidents.  The fluctuating temps and mixed precipitations is also worsening the city's potholes.

Rain, mix, snow, mix, snow was the forecast that provided a messy set up for drivers.

With ingredients like these, added to freezing temps, several accidents have occurred across the area.

Melted snow, slush, and rain is causing flooding in some area.  Indiana Department of Transportation crews have been plowing and salting keeping up with the mess.

Record snow fall and rain freezing beneath asphalt, continuously expanding and melting again, is reeking havoc on our roads.

The City of Fort Wayne has been actively fixing potholes, weather permitting.

Overnight, Fort Wayne Police blocked off portions of several streets around town, where potholes were especially severe.

Many of those area remain blocked off by cones.  Potholes can be detrimental to not only the streets, but also your vehicle if you do not avoid them.

A replaced rim could cost you a few hundred dollars, or a few thousand to repair struts, shocks, or tire rods.

The Indiana State Police Department is urging drivers to be extra cautious on the roads.  If you are going to be out on the roads, give yourself plenty of time and driver slower than normal.

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