The Indiana Department of Transportation plans a full call out of plow trucks across east central Indiana to address the wintry mix predicted for the weekend.
The National Weather Service is forecasting 3 to 7 inches of snow and some mixing of sleet and freezing rain. INDOT plans to bring in plow drivers around midnight and have 165 yellow trucks out during the weather event.
INDOT officials reminds Hoosiers to drive defensively, plan extra travel time, drive slowly and be on constant alert for icy patches and black ice on roadways. Take it slow when approaching intersections, off-ramps, bridges or shady areas – all are hot spots for black ice.
Know before you go.
Learn about current and forecasted weather, as well as roadway conditions before driving. Plan ahead. INDOT offers many resources at winter.indot.in.gov to help drivers be prepared.
Keep a safe distance.
Make sure your vehicle is following a safe distance to stop. Do not tailgate, especially around snow plows.
Avoid all distractions and focus only on the task of driving safely. Be defensive and alert for those who are not driving safely.
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