Plow drivers hit the streets as storm arrives

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Plow drivers with the Indianapolis Department of Public Works hit the streets Tuesday to pre-treat main roads ahead of another winter storm.

Some schools and businesses across central Indiana closed early, which helped reduce congestion during the evening commute.

People who were driving home at the regular time faced heavy snow and reduced visibility.

Department of Public Works Director Lori Miser said this system includes wet, heavier snow than the last storm which is easier for plows to push to the side of the road.

Miser said the goal is to have streets in good shape in time for the Wednesday morning commute and to have dry pavement by the afternoon.

“It’s going to be passable,” she said. “I’m not going to tell you it’s perfect by morning rush-hour, so we want people to allow extra time to be careful but I am shooting for clear pavement by the afternoon commute.”

DPW drivers will focus on in-bound routes overnight and, in some cases, plow tandem with other trucks. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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