State Road Crews Prepare for Snowfall
December 13, 2013 — Indiana’s Department of Transportation says its plow truck drivers are rotating shifts today to handle snow that’s forecast for Northwest Indiana.
Drivers are reporting to their unit locations throughout Indiana at varied times depending on their local weather forecasts.
Lakeshore’s Matt Wintz’s forecast includes snowfall overnight and into tomorrow, with Northwest Indiana expecting two-to-six inches of accumulation.
INDOT crews were pre-treating highways today, patrolling roadways before snow begins to fall. Once the snowfall starts, crews plow and treat interstate and U.S. highways along with state routes.
INDOT says its crews will be on-duty, “24 hours a day, in alternating 12 hour shifts, as long as necessary to ensure roadway conditions remain as safe as possible during winter weather.”
Drivers can monitor road conditions and traffic alerts across the state via www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest, Twitter @INDOTNorthwest of http://www.trafficwise.in.gov for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.