Indiana Department of Transportation
Hoosiers warned of blowing snow, urged to monitor weather forecasts
The National Weather Service is predicting heavy snow on Wednesday through Thursday and has declared a Winter Storm Watch for 27 northern and western Indiana counties. The rest of the state will see varying levels of snow and wintry mix.
Monitor weather forecasts
The Indiana Department of Transportation urges drivers to monitor evolving weather forecasts as there is still some uncertainty as to the location and amount of snowfall.
INDOT maintenance supervisors will closely monitor temperatures and storm radar to deploy yellow salt trucks just before rain transitions to snow, sleet and ice on state highways. Trained employees are on call to plow interstates, U.S. highways and state routes around the clock with alternating shifts of 12 hours or more. Each plow route takes 2-3 hours to complete with salt assisting in melting between passes.
High winds, snow squalls
Weather forecasts are predicting winds gusting up to 40 mph and potential snow squalls, especially across northern Indiana, on Wednesday night into Thursday. Blowing snow reduces visibility and increases the chance for multi-vehicle crashes.
Drivers who encounter such storms should immediately take the following steps to improve safety:
Know before you go
There are several state resources that drivers can access to “know before you go”:
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