City Utilities: As snow melts, clear storm drains

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – City Utilities is asking residents to assist in clearing the more than 22,000 storm drains throughout the community.

As temperatures warm and snow begins to melt, residents should check and clear storm drains from piles of snow, ice chunks, trash and debris, that can block the flow of melted snow as it heads for the drain to leave the neighborhood.

City Utilities says that drains that are clogged or blocked can cause water pool and stand in neighborhood streets and yards or even back-up into homes.