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[INDOT-West Central] Weekend Weather Could Lead to Flooding, Slick Road Conditions
Start Date: 12/20/2013 All Day
End Date: 12/22/2013
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 20, 2013

 

Weekend Weather Could Lead to Flooding, Slick Road Conditions

 

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is warning drivers to be on the lookout for high water and potentially slick conditions later this weekend due to changing weather patterns in the forecast.

 

Several inches of snow from the past week are now melting because of the above freezing temperatures, and several inches of rain forecasted through this weekend are increasing the potential for high water on roadways.

 

INDOT crews will patrol state roads, and post high water signs or close roads as needed, but motorists need to practice extreme caution. If you come across a flooded roadway, turn around. Never drive through standing water. According to the National Weather Service most flooding deaths occur in automobiles. Six inches of standing water is enough to stall a car, and a foot of water will float many vehicles.

 

Temperatures are predicted to fall Sunday night and into Monday, increasing the chance for freezing on the roadways. Any roadway remaining wet from precipitation and areas of high water could become slick when temperatures again fall below freezing. 

 

INDOT crews are prepared to hit the road 24-7 to combat the high water, ice, and snow, but drivers should plan ahead for difficult road conditions throughout the weekend. Know the conditions before you head out the door, and avoid non-essential travel when road conditions difficult.

 

Drivers can monitor road conditions and traffic alerts across the state at any time. Visit www.TrafficWise.IN.gov or dial toll-free 800-261-ROAD (7623) for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.

 

For social media updates, follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/INDOT_WCentral and like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/INDOTWestCentral.  
            

Location Information:
Montgomery County
Contact Information:
Name: Debbie Calder
Phone: 765-361-5236
Email: dcalder@indot.in.gov
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