Plow trucks will be out in full force across the Indiana Department of Transportations Southeast District in anticipation of significant snowfall that begins tonight. INDOT says drivers will work 12-hour shifts until the snow event subsides.
The schedule for areas throughout the district is as follows:
Aurora – 29 plow trucks begin patrolling area highways at 8 p.m.;
Bloomington – 32 plow trucks begin patrolling area highways at 9 p.m.:
Columbus – 29 plow trucks begin patrolling area highways at 10 p.m.;
Falls City – 31 plow trucks to be dispatched at 8 p.m.. That includes 15 from the Sellersburg unit and 16 from the Corydon unit;
Madison – 30 plow trucks begin patrolling area highways at 8 p.m.;
INDOT adds that mechanics will fully staff subdistrict garages during the storm.
Officials say that all state highways and interstates have been pre-treated with salt brine. Early rain could wash away pre-treatments, but INDOT drivers are prepared to begin salt applications as soon as conditions warrant.
You should avoid unnecessary travel, but if you have to be on the road, INDOT has these tips:
– Reduce speeds. Plan ample time to reach your destination safely. Be patient.;
– Dont tailgate and give snowplows room to work;
– Pay attention and don’t be distracted;
– Drive defensively;
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