INDOT Northwest issues full call out for weekend weather

Last Updated on January 29, 2021 by Indiana Department of Transportation

SOURCE: News release from Indiana Department of Transportation

NORTHWEST INDIANA – The Northwest District of the Indiana Department of Transportation has issued a full call out of plow trucks for the incoming winter weather. 

The National Weather Service is calling for 6 to 12 inches of snow throughout the Northwest District, and a Winter Storm Watch has been issued for most of the northern half of Indiana from Saturday evening through Sunday evening.

Snow will start Saturday afternoon/evening, intensify during the overnight hours, and potentially linger throughout Sunday. Drifting snow and low visibility due to blowing snow are also possible. Drivers should be prepared for rapidly changing road conditions if traveling Saturday evening through Sunday. 

A full call out of plow trucks will be on the road starting in the afternoon on Saturday, and trucks will remain on the road until the weather event has moved out of the area and road conditions improve.

Travel may be very difficult due to the forecasted heavy snow fall so plan ahead. Check road conditions at and the local weather forecast before heading out the door.

INDOT encourages drivers to drive slower than normal and leave more room between themselves and other vehicles when roads are wet, snowy, or icy. Do not use cruise control, brake quickly, or take sharp turns. Always give plows plenty of room to work by not driving next to them or following too closely behind them.

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