INDOT covering all routes on 12-hour shifts

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MADISON COUNTY – Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) snow plow truck drivers are fighting what is expected to be a long battle with today’s snow storm.

Weather and roadway conditions are quickly changing as the storm continues to move north of the I-70 corridor. Many roadways are covered with snow as snowfall rates increase and strong winds and gusts blow accumulation. Heavy snow and high winds are expected to continue through Wednesday, which increases the potential for slick conditions and reduced visibility.

INDOT’s Indianapolis Subdistrict has 68 trucks plowing and treating interstates, U.S. highways and state routes in the metropolitan area. Tipton, Greenfield, Cambridge City and Albany Subdistricts each have deployed between 25 and 30 trucks. Collectively, about 180 truck drivers across in East Central Indiana will be working alternating 12-hour shifts to keep state highways as safe as possible through the winter storm.

Residents are encouraged to avoid driving unnecessarily, especially during the peak of heavy snowfall and strong winds today. Drivers should know the conditions before leaving and plan extra time to drive appropriately for weather and road conditions.

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