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Plow Drivers Battle Heavy Snow, Winds

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The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) says heavy snowfall during the past 24 hours has made for difficult driving conditions on most interstates, U.S. highways, and state routes across the area, despite a full callout of plow trucks on the roads.  More than 170 INDOT plow drivers have been on the roads across INDOT's Northwest Indiana District since the snow began to fall. Route cycles result in plow trucks treating lanes every 2 to 3 hours, but ongoing continuous snowfall and strong winds, especially in the rural open areas, make clearing pavement especially challenging.  INDOT says alternating 12-hour shifts of plow drivers will continue as long as necessary and resources will be adjusted as needed to keep highways open and as safe as possible.
More info from INDOT:
Motorists should expect difficult driving conditions, and should avoid unnecessary travel. Always give snow plows room to safely do their work, adjust speed according to weather and road conditions, don’t follow too closely, and brake early and slowly.
Drivers in Northwest Indiana can monitor road conditions and traffic alerts at any time via the District’s social media channels: www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest or Twitter @INDOTNorthwest. Or visit http://www.trafficwise.in.gov for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.
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