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‘Stay home’; Officials urge against driving as crews clear epic snowfall

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) - Area residents were strongly encouraged to stay off the roads Tuesday following the biggest 24-hour snowfall seen in years.

The 1-2 punch of snow on Monday -- an early round, followed by a heavy and long-lasting second one -- put streets under a thick blanket of white.

The snow that fell is very fluffy and will be prone to blowing and drifting. Temperatures overnight fell to the single-digits and windchill dropped to well below zero making it a dangerous situation.

Anyone who must travel is urged to use caution and bring supplies that will assist in the event of a breakdown or stuck-vehicle situation.

Fort Wayne's NBC is updating conditions throughout the day on the air and online.

Jonathan Shelley

Jonathan Shelley is the news director at WPTA TV, which he joined in 2016 following nine years in a similar role in New Orleans and previous news management positions in Oklahoma City and Las Vegas.

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