Salt trucks hit the roads as potential for overnight ice grows

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – With snowfall across the area Sunday there is the potential for ice to develop overnight.

That concern has prompted INDOT and the City of Fort Wayne to dispatch salt trucks.

INDOT said Sunday evening it was placing more than 50 trucks throughout Northeast Indiana. The trucks are monitoring road conditions and will put down salt, if necessary.

City of Fort Wayne trucks have been put onto main roads and intersections to monitor for the potential of ice buildup. With dropping temperatures overnight ice could develop on bridges and some roads.

Frank Suarez, city spokesman, said drivers will likely be out through the night salting main roads and intersections throughout the city.

Drivers should slow down and anticipate icy conditions. Motorists should also maintain safe distances from plow trucks.

Law enforcement in several counties in Northeast Indiana reported slushy roads and some slick spots.

INDOT Northeast reminds motors during winter weather to:

  1. Allow extra time when traveling
  2. Slow down
  3. Watch for slick spots
  4. Leave plenty of room between your vehicle and vehicle in front
  5. Keep your headlights on