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Salt trucks out ahead of winter weather warnings

Salt trucks out ahead of winter weather warnings
Published: Jan. 19, 2022 at 4:21 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 19, 2022 at 10:35 PM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Rain is expected to turn to snow as temperatures drop in the next few hours.

With roads starting to get slick, experts say drivers should slow down and give themselves plenty of time to reach their destination.

Tons of salt trucks will be on the road Wednesday night, spreading salt brine, rock salt and Beet Heat to prevent dangerous road conditions.

Jason Tiller, communications director with the Indiana Department of Transportation, gives advice on how to stay safe in these conditions.

“We highly encourage everyone to make sure that you keep your emergency kit in your car, some blankets, in case we do have a slide off or something to that effect,” Tiller said. “We do ask that everyone slow down and take a little bit of personal responsibility and make sure everyone gets home safely.”

Tiller said the salt trucks are scheduled to treat the roads until midnight, depending on the conditions.

Here’s a look from the 14 First Alert Interceptor in Evansville on 14 News at 6 p.m.

Rain expected to turn to snow as temperatures drop

Here’s a look from Henderson at 4:15 p.m.

[Light snow Wednesday night, near zero wind chills Thursday morning]

[Closings]

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