From Indiana Department of
The Latest Snowstorm is
Here and INDOT is on the Road
Plan for a potentially difficult evening commute
LAPORTE, Ind. – As of 2:30 p.m. Central Time/3:30 p.m.
Eastern time, The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has more
than 150 plow/salt trucks on the roads in the LaPorte District, which covers
Northwest Indiana. Heavy snow is now falling across much of the district. At
this time some roads are beginning to cover in Lake, Porter, LaPorte,
Newton, Jasper, and Starke Counties, but most roads to the eastern part of
the district remain clear with wet pavement.
INDOT is ahead of the storm after pretreating roadways for
the past 24 hours with salt brine, an anti-icing solution. As the storm
develops we’re prepared for a full call-out of drivers, maintenance workers,
and dispatchers until the snow event has passed and all roads are clear.
With over 5,000 lane miles to cover in the LaPorte District
and 3-8 inches of snow expected to fall, drivers should plan for the
possibility of slick roads and blowing and drifting snow. Drivers are
encouraged to be especially careful on bridges, overpasses, and ramps which
can turn icy sooner than other surfaces.
Additionally, if drivers find themselves sharing the roadway
with INDOT plows, please give them ample room to operate. Don’t tailgate or
try to pass as the roadway will be clearer behind the snow plow than in
front of it. Drivers are reminded to accelerate gradually, drive slowly,
brake early and allow greater distance between your vehicle and the vehicle
in front of you.
Plan ahead by visiting
www.trafficwise.in.gov or dialing toll-free 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) for
updated Indiana travel information.
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