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FWPD, first responders work close to 100 crashes during first snowfall of the season

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) – Fort Wayne Police responded to at least 95 accidents during Fort Wayne’s record-breaking snowfall. 

Between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. Monday, the FWPD responded to 85 property damage accidents, and 9 accidents with injuries.

These numbers do not include minor fender-benders where drivers exchanged information without the help of police.

There were countless other slide-offs Monday afternoon and evening that first responders simply couldn’t make it to.

At one point Monday evening, officers had to stop responding to minor fender-benders and could only make it out to crashes with injuries.

Factoring in lake effect snow Tuesday morning, Fort Wayne’s snow total was bumped up to 3.2 inches.

Fort Wayne’s first snowfall of the season was the 5th snowiest start on the record.

It was the snowiest start to winter since 1989.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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