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By Kara Hackett
City offices at Citizens Square will close at noon today, and city officials are asking that businesses throughout the city consider taking similar measures as a result of today's winter storm.

City offices close at noon today

City offices at Citizens Square will close at noon today, and city officials are asking that businesses throughout the city consider taking similar measures as a result of today's winter storm.Officials announced the closure just after 11 a.m., but said emergency services will continue to operate. In addition, residents with questions and concerns may continue to contact 311 to have those issues addressed.

All Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department facilities will also close at noon, including Salomon Farm, the Botanical Conservatory, Community Center, and the Jennings, Cooper, and Weisser youth centers. All classes and activities located in Park Department facilities will resume on Thursday. The sledding hill at Franke Park is closed to winter weather enthusiasts due to dangerous conditions.

Garbage and recycling pick-up has been delayed one day; Republic Services pulled its trucks off the streets after several got stuck. Officials said they anticipate regular business hours for city offices at Citizens Square will resume on Thursday.

dstockman@jg.net

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