Full plow truck call-out for Friday's ice and snow

SEYMOUR, Ind.—The Indiana Department of Transportation is scheduling a full call-out of plow trucks throughout the Southeast District for the second time in the new year.  Anticipating a front edge of freezing rain that will impact Friday morning traffic, INDOT drivers will be in place along designated snow routes in advance of the approaching winter storm.   
 
The number of plow trucks being dispatched per INDOT subdistrict is:  Aurora—31 trucks, Bloomington—28 trucks, Columbus—27 trucks, Falls City (Sellersburg and Corydon units)—31 trucks, and Madison—33 trucks.   
 
INDOT subdistrict garages will be fully staffed with mechanics until operations have concluded. Drivers and mechanics will work 12-hour shifts. 
 
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. 
 
Tomorrow afternoon’s commute will be impacted by significant snowfall—especially along a diagonal line between Jeffersonville/Louisville and Aurora/Cincinnati.  
 
Drivers are urged to give plow truck drivers plenty of room to maneuver, stay out of driver “blind spots” and allow ample time to make the trip and arrive safely. 
 
 
Motorists can learn about highway work zones and other traffic alerts at indot.carsprogram.org, 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 from a mobile phone. For highway information, monitor social media sites:www.Facebook.com/INDOTSoutheast and Twitter @INDOTSoutheast.  Subscribe to receive text and email alerts at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/INDOT/subscriber/new

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