The Indiana Department of Transportation scheduled a full call-out of plow trucks throughout the state in anticipation of icy conditions during this morning’s commute. Weather forecasts calling for rain to be followed by freezing rain and snow.
INDOT has 1,092 snow plows across the state and drivers will be in place along 929 designated snow routes in advance of the approaching winter storm. INDOT subdistrict garages will be fully staffed with mechanics until operations have concluded. Drivers and mechanics will work 12-hour shifts as long as needed.
State highways and interstates will be treated continuously with granular salt along snow routes during “rush hour” to minimize iced-over pavements.
INDOT officials advise motorists to leave early, drive slowly and be on constant alert for icy patches and black ice on roadways. Take it slow when approaching intersections, off-ramps, bridges or shady areas – all are hot spots for black ice.
This afternoon’s commute will be impacted by significant snowfall and drivers are urged to give plow truck drivers plenty of room to maneuver. Remember to stay out of drivers’ “blind spots” and allow ample time to make the trip and arrive safely.