(SOUTHWEST) – The Indiana Department of Transportation will be at the ready in anticipation of potential winter weather this evening.
District-wide, crews are expecting snow that will turn into freezing rain in the overnight hours. Beginning at midnight local time, several INDOT sub-districts will have full or partial call outs with 40 to 50 trucks out and more drivers on standby.
Residual salt from the last few days of treatment and warmer temperatures are expected to act as pre-treatment.
However, with temperatures reaching extreme lows, the effectiveness of salt can be diminished. Typically, salt is at its peak effectiveness between 25 and 35 degrees. INDOT does use environmentally friendly boosters in salt such as Beet Heet to assist at lower temperatures making materials more effective in the 10-to-15-degree range.
INDOT would like to remind motorists to slow down to an appropriate speed for weather conditions. Snow plows at full call out work in 2-3 hour cycles. Motorists can also get up to date road information via the INDOT Mobile App for Apple and Android devices as well as INDOT.carsprogram.org from a desktop or laptop. To report slick spots or for any other customer service needs, please call our toll free number at 1-855-INDOT4U (463-6848).
Motorists can 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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About Next Level Roads
“In Indiana, the Crossroads of America is more than a motto; it’s our mission.” – Governor Eric Holcomb
Next Level Roads is Governor Eric J. Holcomb’s initiative to elevate Indiana’s economic competitiveness and quality of life for all Hoosiers through investment in transportation infrastructure. This sustainable, data-driven plan dedicates more than $30 billion over the next 20 years to improve the conditions of existing roads and bridges – both state and local, finishing major projects, and building for the future. Next Level Roads is enhancing Indiana’s position as a leader in freight and logistics and empowering cities, towns and counties to build communities that attract jobs and talent. Learn more about Next Level Roads at in.gov/indot.
About the Indiana Department of Transportation
INDOT empowers businesses to deliver Indiana to the world and bring the world to Indiana by providing a transportation network that is second to none. The agency builds and maintains more than 28,000 lane miles of highway and 5,600 bridges, and provides oversight for 117 public aviation facilities and more than 4,000 miles of active rail lines. Indiana ranked as the #1 state in the U.S. for infrastructure in CNBC’s 2016 “Top States for Business” ranking. Learn more about INDOT at in.gov/indot.