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High heat leads to early trash pick-up, cancels bike ride

Statement issued Monday:

Fort Wayne, Ind. – Due to forecasts of extreme heat and humidity, the City of Fort Wayne has granted a request to allow garbage and recycling collection to begin at 5 a.m., beginning Tuesday, July 19th, through the rest of this week. National Serv-All normally begins collecting debris and recycled items at 6 a.m. However, the inclement weather has led to the schedule adjustment.

The earlier schedule will enable sanitation workers to carry out their duties before temperatures reach dangerously high levels.

Likewise, the weeklong forecast of high temperatures has caused of tomorrow’s Trek the Trails community bike ride cancellation this week.

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory today and an extreme heat watch for this week. Temperatures are expected to reach as high as 100 degrees by midweek; the heat index could reach 110 degrees.

Health officials have suggested that residents stay indoors and avoid outdoor physical exertion while the heat advisory is in affect.

The cycling program will resume next Tuesday (July 26); riders are asked to meet at the back of Indian Trails Park on Aboite Center Road just before 6 p.m. Next week’s event will have cyclists riding eight miles along the Aboite Trails.

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