City leaders working overnight to monitor weather

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Ninety DPW drivers hit Indianapolis streets overnight to clear snow for the Tuesday morning commute.

City leaders also opened the Department of Public Safety’s Emergency Operations Center to monitor weather conditions.

Public Safety Director Troy Riggs said department leaders along with Homeland Security officials will be there overnight to monitor radar and traffic cameras throughout the city. They planned to share conditions with road crews.

Riggs said they also need to have that information in an emergency.

“Any emergency can develop at any time,” he said. “It’s more difficult during snow and inclement weather to get the right people in the right place at the right time. Having the decision-makers here will streamline that process and make sure we are getting care to people who need it as quickly as possible.”

Riggs said city officials are also paying close attention to the dangerously cold temperatures in the forecast and working on plans if needed.

“It’s Indiana weather,” he said. “We just want to be ready.”

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