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[INDOT] INDOT Preparing For Hazardous Driving Conditions
Start Date: 12/5/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 12/5/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
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Rain, Ice & Snow Warning:

  INDOT Preparing For Hazardous Driving Conditions

In Southwest, Southeast & Central Indiana

 

INDIANAPOLIS – A winter storm warning forecasting freezing rain, sleet, ice and snow means difficult driving conditions likely for motorists in southwest, southeast and central Indiana beginning overnight tonight.

 

The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to mobilize salt trucks and snow plows ahead of the advancing winter storm—which is predicted to track from southwestern Indiana to the Interstate 70 corridor across the central portion of the state.  INDOT will combat icy surfaces on state and interstate highways with treated salt to accelerate melting.  Plow trucks will repeatedly clear lanes of snow until the weather event subsides.

 

Because the front edge of the storm is rain, INDOT’s best plan of attack is to treat the roads just before pavement temperatures drop and wintry mix begins to accumulate.

 

Motorists are advised to avoid non-essential travel.  Ice will probably be the greatest threat to safety for the motoring public.  Even four-wheel-drive vehicles have little advantage on icy pavements. 

 

Drivers can monitor road conditions and traffic alerts across the state at any time by phone, web or social media. Visit www.TrafficWise.IN.gov or dial toll-free 800-261-ROAD (7623) for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service. For social media updates, visit www.in.gov/indot/3074.htm.

 

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Cher Elliott, Southwest Indiana: 812-895-7310 or celliott@indot.in.gov

Harry Maginity, Southeast Indiana: 317-468-3190 or hmaginity@indot.in.gov

Nathan Riggs, Indianapolis: 317-467-3479 or nriggs@indot.in.gov

Debbie Calder, West Central Indiana: 765-361-5236 or dcalder@indot.in.gov

Mary Foster, Northeast Indiana: 260-969-8219 or mafoster@indot.in.gov

Matt Deitchley, Northwest Indiana: 219-325-7526 or mdeitchley@indot.in.gov

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