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INDOT is reminding drivers to accelerate gradually, drive slowly, brake early, and allow greater distance behind the vehicle ahead. Some drivers may find themselves sharing the roadway with INDOT plows. INDOT asks motorists to give snow plows room to operate. Don’t tailgate or try to pass. Around noon windy conditions are expected to cause blowing snow. Additionally, colder temperatures increase the time needed for salt to melt snow and ice.
INDOT will continue to monitor developing forecasts, as well as a statewide network of road and bridge pavement sensors, to deploy the needed personnel, equipment, and materials ahead of any predicted accumulation. INDOT’s top winter priority is to plow and treat its more than 30,000 lane miles of interstates, U.S. highways, and state routes.
Motorists are encouraged to keep an eye on changing weather forecasts. Plan ahead by visiting www.trafficwise.in.gov or dialing toll-free 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) for updated Indiana travel information.
For social media updates during winter weather, visit www.Twitter.com/INDOTNorthwest and www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest