INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WANE) Governor Pence directed the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to be prepared for a full call out throughout the state as more winter weather move in.
“As severe winter weather continues, INDOT remains fully prepared to keep the interstates, U.S. highways and state routes open and as safe as possible for emergency responders,” said Governor Pence. “We encourage Hoosiers to follow county travel advisories and not to put themselves or their local emergency responders in harm’s way.”
INDOT has more than 800 plow trucks that work alternating 12-hour shifts on state highways. Each route takes plows two to three hours to complete, with salt helping between passes.
Motorists should be ready for a challenging commute Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. Make sure to reduce speed according to conditions and give yourself extra time to get to your destination.
Check the roads
Avoid calling law enforcement for road and weather updates. INDOT has several ways for drivers to check conditions before they head out on the road: