The Indiana Department of Transportation says their plow truck drivers are prepared to work overtime to ensure that this year's holiday travels are as safe as possible.
Current forecasts predict winter weather may affect Southwestern Indiana beginning Christmas night on Tuesday, Dec. 25.
INDOT says crews have already begun pre-treating bridges and roadways with salt brine, an anti-icing solution. INDOT will continue to monitor multiple developing forecasts, as well as a statewide network of road and bridge pavement sensors, to deploy the needed personnel, equipment and materials ahead of any predicted accumulation.
INDOT says its top winter priority is to plow and treat its more than 30,000 lane miles of interstates, U.S. highways and state routes.
Motorists planning to travel on Christmas night are advised to keep an eye on evolving weather forecasts.
INDOT encourages holiday travelers to leave early to safely reach their destinations before the snow begins.
INDOT offers the following tips for those having to drive in the snow:
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