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MADISON COUNTY – As the “Blizzard of 2012” moves out of Indiana, Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) snow plow truck drivers continue clearing state highways and battling areas of blowing snow.

All five INDOT subdistricts in East Central Indiana will remain on a full call-out through the night as winds are expected to continue and some additional snow accumulation is expected. 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 continue working across East Central Indiana.

Current conditions have improved greatly and are favorable for deicing and snow removal, but drivers should remain cautious for slick spots. Pavement temperatures are expected to remain below freezing through the night but will remain high enough that night crews can continue deicing and clearing state highways. Motorists should drive cautiously near snow plows and give them plenty of room to work.

Residents should be aware of the potential for overnight refreezing on roadways, especially on ramps and bridges, and slow down, maintain a safe distance and brake early.

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