Road crews prepare for heavy round of snow

(WISH Photo, file)
(WISH Photo, file)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Indy Snow Force announced on Tuesday that it would remain activated at full force during Tuesday and Wednesday’s snow.

90 drivers were called in Monday night to prepare equipment and pre-treat streets. Another shift reported on Tuesday in preparation of the snow that would begin falling in the afternoon hours.

Crews will continue alternating on 12-hour shifts during the weather event. Officials would like to remind Hoosiers to use caution while out on the roads, as conditions could deteriorate—snow could accumulate on lanes before trucks rerun their routes.

Residential contractors were put on standby, and scheduled to deploy at 11 p.m. Tuesday to address residential streets. Officials say residential contractors added 300 pieces of equipment to their fleet. The force also added eight solid waste trucks, equipped with plows, to help in snow removal.

Citizens with disabilities or those who may need medical or health-related assistance should contact Connect 2 Help at 211, or 926-HELP (926-4357). Residents may also visit www.Connect2Help.org for more information.

Governor Mike Pence on Tuesday morning directed INDOT to ready for a full call out across the state. The department planned to monitor the weather, and deploy a full call out of more than 800 yellow plow trucks to clear state highways.

To check road conditions click here or call 800-261-ROAD (7623). For a county-by-county breakdown of travel statuses click here.

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