INDOT deploys nearly 100 trucks ahead of weekend snow

Last Updated on February 6, 2021 by Indiana Department of Transportation

SOURCE: News release from Indiana Department of Transportation

West Central Indiana – With 1 to 2 inches of snow likely across West Central Indiana from Saturday evening through Sunday morning, the Indiana Department of Transportation will mobilize about 100 trucks to treat and plow state highways across the region as needed to keep routes safe for travel.

Along with snow showers, extremely cold temperatures are expected to settle in across the region with lows falling into the low teens or single digits overnight Saturday into Sunday morning with wind chills anticipated to be below zero. The extreme cold conditions mean that salt mixtures used by INDOT to treat routes and prevent slick conditions will take longer be effective than at temperatures at or above freezing.

Motorists should stay off the roads during winter weather events, if possible, to allow INDOT drivers to clear and treat roads as quickly possible. If you must travel, slow down, don’t tailgate and give plow truck drivers ample room to work. With dangerously cold conditions in place, you should also carry an emergency kit in your vehicle at all times.

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Over the past 100 years, INDOT has transformed the state of Indiana into the Crossroads of America we know today. With six district offices and 3,500 employees, the agency is responsible for constructing and maintaining more than 29,000 lane miles of highways, more than 5,700 bridges, and supporting 4,500 rail miles and 117 airports across the state. Indiana once again ranked #1 in the U.S. for infrastructure in CNBC’s 2019 “America’s Top States for Business” ranking. Learn more about INDOT at in.gov/indot.