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NS PHOTOS: Highlights from the winter of 2014

Despite the record temperature and snowfall, News-Sentinel photographers trekked miles across Fort Wayne during the frequent snowstorms to see how the Summit City was keeping up. This is what the News-Sentinel staff found...

More: Follow all of The News-Sentinel's snow coverage by visiting our local page. To see how News-Sentinel readers were surviving the polar vortex, check out our community photo gallery or submit your own by using #FWsnow on Facebook or Twitter. You can also email your photos to us at photo@news-sentinel.com, too. We are gathering photos all season so send 'em along!


Jami Fitzgerald of Indiana Avenue digs out her car as she prepares to get in one more grocery store run Sunday. (Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel).
A Sunday morning walker at Foster Park was one of the few to brave the snow for a loop around the golf course. (Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel).
Traffic on Hillegas Road at the Jefferson Boulevard intersection was moving slowly as roads became increasingly slick with the heavy snowfall early Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-sentinel).
Despite the heavy snow a patron of O'Sullivan's on Main Street was sitting out front Sunday afternoon.(Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel).
Calhoun Street was a ghost town Sunday afternoon except for a few brave souls trying to get ahead on the snow cleanup. (Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel).
A man makes his way down Sherman Boulevard on his bike during the heavy snowfall Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel).
Cadee Ross, 4, found the snow more interesting to eat than to build snowmen out of Sunday. She along with her two sisters were enjoying the snow. The Ross family lives in the 700 block of West Wildwood Avenue. (Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel).
Ezree Ross, 12, puts the finishing touches on her snowman with a little help from her sister Cadee Ross, 4, Sunday afternoon. The girls, along with sister Ivey, 9, were having fun in the snow, before the intense cold that was to follow Monday and Tuesday. The girls live in the 700 block of West Wildwood Avenue. (Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel).
Below zero temperatures, blowing snow and closed down roads have left about 200 truckers stuck at the Fort Wayne Truck Plaza, 3037 Goshen Road. Hailing from Bellamy, Wash., driver Brian Wilson, right, had run his truck out of fuel and was stuck on Coliseum Boulevard along with a whole line of trucks that couldn't make it into the truck stop because it was full. He was preparing to get fuel and some help to restart his rig. (Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel).
Below zero temperatures, blowing snow and closed roads have left about 200 truckers stuck at the Fort Wayne Truck Plaza, 3037 Goshen Road. Clarence Sidberry, of Knoxville, Tenn., said his drive Sunday night through Indiana was terrible. The roads were snow-packed, the wind was relentless and blinding snow lowered visibility. (Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel).
At the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Community Center, 233 W Main St., Daniel Demland was taking advantage of the warming center. Demland, who is homeless, said most days he will spend a half-hour at the center in the morning while he waits for the Allen County Public Library to open, but Monday the library was closed and so was St Mary's Soup Kitchen where he usually gets his noon meal. (Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel).
A strong wind whipped snow Monday in downtown Fort Wayne. (Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel).
A Fort Wayne Police car stands broadside in traffic early Monday afternoon to protect two cars involved in a wreck. The two cars had collided at the intersection of East Washington Boulevard and South Clinton Street. (Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel).
Fort Wayne street department crews were plowing in force Monday, despite the record cold. This plow was making its way up Old Mill Road, near the intersection with West Pettit Avenue. (Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel).
In downtown Fort Wayne streets were nearly empty as most residents stayed home. Scott Stockert, a postal worker, was making his way through snow drifts on North Wells Street on his rounds. Stockert said he was barely keeping warm. (Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel).
A car's roof is covered with a significant amount of snow. (Photo by Lisa Esquivel Long of The News-Sentinel)
Deep tire ruts mark the trail of a vehicle that has passed down snow-covered Forest Park Boulevard north of Lakeside Park. (By Kevin Kilbane of The News-Sentinel)
These seats are taken, at least until warmer weather or trash pickup. (By Kevin Kilbane of The News-Sentinel)
A snowblower's path provides a narrow trail between street trees and the snow-covered bushes along the fence of a home across from Lakeside Park. (By Kevin Kilbane of The News-Sentinel)
Ashley Baney walks her dog, Colleen, on Forest Avenue in Fort Wayne during another snowstorm. She said her dog grew up in Michigan so she loves the snowy weather. (Photo by Jaclyn Goldsborough of The News-Sentinel)
David Mattern pushes a Volkswagen that was stuck on Forest Avenue in Fort Wayne. He said he was helping out a friend that lived in the Northside neighborhood. (Photo by Jaclyn Goldsborough of The News-Sentinel)
Vehicles drive down State Boulevard Wednesday afternoon during the snowstorm. (Photo by Jaclyn Goldsborough of The News-Sentinel)
A gaggle of geese eat from a tree in Northside Park outside the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department's main office. (Photo by Mason Kirchubel)
Mark Lauer snowplows his driveway near the 2000 block of St. Joseph Boulevard. He said he was trying to do it quickly because he would probably run out of gas soon. (Photo by Jaclyn Goldsborough of The News-Sentinel)
Northside Park was quiet Wednesday afternoon during the snowstorm. (Photo by Jaclyn Goldsborough of The News-Sentinel)
Jim Miklos digs out early Wednesday morning from his home in the 4600 block of Beaver Ave( Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel).
Debbie Debord digs out early Wednesday morning from her home in the 4600 block of Beaver Ave. Debord said she is ready to move to Florida.(Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel).
Drive time Tuesday evening as the snow is just really starting to fall. Cars slowly make their way south on Fairfield Ave, near Fairfield Elementary School. ( Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel).
The crew at the Fort Wayne International Airport was working on keeping the runways open Wednesday morning. (Photo by Ellie Bogue of The New-Sentinel).
The crew who, started their shift at 3 a.m., were using three snowplows, three brushes and two blowers to keep the runways clear at Fort Wayne International Airport.(Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel).
The crew who, started their shift at 3 a.m., were using three snowplows, three brushes and two blowers to keep the runways clear at Fort Wayne International Airport.(Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel).
Vehicles are snowed in on a Fort Wayne city street. (Photo by Lisa Esquivel Long of The News-Sentinel)
A beagle is walked by it's owner during the snowstorm Wednesday in Fort Wayne. (Photo by Lisa Esquivel Long of The News-Sentinel)
Snow is piled up along a Fort Wayne street Wednesday afternoon. (Photo by Lisa Esquivel Long of The News-Sentinel)
Managers Christina Filippou, left, and her sister, JoAnn Slater, stand in the kitchen and carry-out area of their family's restaurant, The Rib Room, in the East State Village area near State Boulevard and Crescent Avenue. The restaurant did not open for lunch Wednesday because of the heavy snow, but they opened at 4:30 p.m. and hoped for a good crowd for dinner. (By Kevin Kilbane of The News-Sentinel)
By late Wednesday afternoon, State Boulevard was back to pavement in the East State Village area around Crescent Avenue. (By Kevin Kilbane of The News-Sentinel)
Two good Samaritans, Brad Lehman, right, and Stu Hambrick, other side of car, push a woman's car out of the snow Wednesday. She had gotten stuck in the 3700 block of Indiana Avenue. (Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel)
City snowplows were out in force Wednesday around Fort Wayne. This pair was cleaning up West State Boulevard near the corner of Wells Street. (Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel)
A man creates his own blizzard Wednesday as he cleans the snow off the Preferred Automotive Group lot on East State Boulevard. (Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel)
Craig Williams, Director of Operations & Facilities, manages the snow-removal crew Wednesday morning at Fort Wayne International Airport. (Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel)
Justin Rowe digs out his truck Wednesday on Columbia Avenue. Rowe said his work was canceled for the day. (Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel)
Jimmy John's employee Nate Richman heads back to the downtown location to pick up another order to deliver by bike. (Photo by Jaclyn Goldsborough of The News-Sentinel)
At the corner of State Boulevard and Kentucky Avenue, cars drive slowly due to a snowstorm expected to dump several inches. (Photo by Jaclyn Goldsborough of The News-Sentinel)
A snowpile outside J.K. O'Donnell's Irish Pub towers many of the cars parked next to it. In some cases, businesses and residents are hiring dump trucks to haul away the snow. (Photo by Jaclyn Goldsborough of The News-Sentinel)
Outside Klemm's Candlelight Cafe, 1207 E. State Blvd., snow begins to fall as commuters head home Monday evening. (Photo by Jaclyn Goldsborough of The News-Sentinel)
At Stellhorn and Reed roads a snowplow clears the road during the start of the snowstorm Monday evening. (Photo by Jaclyn Goldsborough of The News-Sentinel)
The sun sets over the wintry landscape of a cornfield off West Hamilton Road on Tuesday. Plenty of sun and rising temperatures this week will help do away with much of the piled snow across the area. (Photo by Dan Vance of The News-Sentinel)
As visibility diminished, cars began slowing along Bluffton Road in Waynedale around 4:30 p.m. Monday. A band of heavy snow began sweeping across Fort Wayne shortly after 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17. (By Bob Caylor of The News-Sentinel)
Big Boy, underdressed for conditions, watches over traffic on Bluffton Road at Lower Huntington Road, outside Azar's, 6800 Bluffton Road, as a band of heavy snow rolls across Allen County Monday, Feb. 17. (By Bob Caylor of The News-Sentinel)
Cars make their way slowly along East State Boulevard east of Crescent Avenue shortly after 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17. The heavy snow caused limited visibility and left roads snow-covered. (By Kevin Kilbane of The News-Sentinel)
Extremely cold temperatures made for a foggy morning. As the sun came up over the city the first rays of light reflected off the streams of fog hanging around One Summit Square. (Photo by Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel).
Main Street in downtown Fort Wayne is covered by a heavy, wet layer of snow. (Photo by Lisa Esquivel Long of The News-Sentinel)
Cars and trucks slog through a heavy snowfall at on Broadway at Taylor Street. (By Bob Caylor of The News-Sentinel)
Downtown Fort Wayne was covered in a heavy, wet blanket of snow. (Photo by Jaclyn Goldsborough of The News-Sentinel)
As downtown Fort Wayne was covered with a heavy, wet blanket of snow, many folks wish for the warm days of summer at the Barr Street Farmers Market. (Photo by Jaclyn Goldsborough of The News-Sentinel)
A YMCA worker clears the side walk outside the Central Branch in downtown Fort Wayne. (Photo by Jaclyn Goldsborough of The News-Sentinel)
The early morning snowstorm caused many cancellations and delays, but most major roads were clear by the end of the work day. (Photo by Jaclyn Goldsborough of The News-Sentinel)
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