INDOT ready for overnight storm

Indiana Department of Transportation plow/salt truck drivers are on full call-out tonight across the entire Southeast District. Overnight weather is forecast to include freezing rain and icy conditions and the potential for several inches of snow in our area.

INDOT officials say that most of INDOT Southeast District’s 170 plow trucks will be dispatched to designated snow routes by 9 p.m. and patrolling state highways and interstates by midnight. All subdistrict garages will be staffed with mechanics until the snow/ice event subsides. This includes 34 trucks for the Columbus Subdistrict.

INDOT says that all state highways in the area have been pre-treated with brine or have residual salt in place. But officials note that wet conditions are forecast at the front edge of tonight’s storm could wash that away.

INDOT officials ask that you give their trucks plenty of room to maneuver, follow at safe distances and stay out of operator blind spots.