Full INDOT plow truck fleet planned for today's ice and snow

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is scheduling a full call-out of plow trucks throughout the state in anticipation of icy conditions during Friday morning's commute.

NDOT has 1,092 snow plows across the state, and drivers will be in place along 929 designated snow routes in advance of the approaching winter storm.

INDOT subdistrict garages will be fully staffed with mechanics until operations have concluded.

Drivers and mechanics will work 12-hour shifts as long as needed.

State highways and interstates will be treated continuously with granular salt along snow routes during tomorrow morning’s “rush hour” to minimize iced-over pavements.

INDOT officials advise motorists to leave early, drive slowly and be on constant alert for icy patches and black ice on roadways.

Take it slow when approaching intersections, off-ramps, bridges or shady areas -- all are hot spots for black ice.

Friday afternoon’s commute will be impacted by significant snowfall and drivers are urged to give plow truck drivers plenty of room to maneuver.

Remember to stay out of drivers' “blind spots” and allow ample time to make the trip and arrive safely.

Stay Informed and Know Before You Go

Learn more about traffic, highway work zones, traffic alerts, road conditions, crashes and construction on state highways by clicking here.

You can also call 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or dial 511 from a mobile phone.

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(This story was originally published on Jan. 12, 2017)


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