Drivers Should Be Prepared for Possible Wintry Conditions Wednesday Morning

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) plans to deploy about 60 drivers and yellow trucks across East Central Indiana early Wednesday morning to monitor conditions and treat state roads, U.S. highways and interstates with salt as needed. INDOT supervisors will continue to monitor developing weather forecasts and road conditions throughout the night and adjust plans as necessary.

A wintry mix of below-freezing temperatures, rain and snow is currently forecasted to potentially impact highways early Wednesday morning. The first snows of the season typically bring a higher rate of crashes and slide-offs as motorists get re-accustomed to driving in winter weather.

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.

Reduce speeds.

Nobody should be driving summer interstate speeds in winter weather. Ice is possible any time temperatures are below freezing. Be cautious even when temperatures are shown to be near 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
Keep a safe distance.

Make sure your vehicle is following a safe distance to stop. Do not tailgate, especially around snow plows.

Pay attention.

Avoid all distractions and focus only on the task of driving safely. Be defensive and alert for those who are not driving safely.

Stay informed.

Follow @INDOTEast on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #INDOTWinterOps.

Subscribe to receive text and email alerts about INDOT projects and services at alerts.indot.in.gov.

Learn about highway work zones and other traffic alerts at indot.carsprogram.org, 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 from a mobile phone.

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