Plow truck drivers for the Indiana Department of Transportation will begin rotating shifts today ahead of the predicted snow. Drivers will report to unit locations throughout Indiana at various times depending on local weather forecasts.
Current weather forecasts show snowfall beginning tonight and continuing through tomorrow. Although projections vary across the state, Southeast Indiana will likely receive enough additional snow to complicate travel on state roadways.
Predicted accumulations range from two or three inches south of Seymour to as many as six inches in the Bloomington and Columbus areas.
The INDOT Seymour District will be covering every snow route with a full callout of plow truck drivers beginning this evening from these five localized subdistricts:
Aurora Subdistrict—with operational units at Aurora, Aberdeen, Brookville, Penntown and Versailles—trucks on snow routes at 6:30 p.m.
Bloomington Subdistrict—unit locations at Bloomington, Brownstown and Martinsville—trucks on snow routes at 5 p.m.
Columbus Subdistrict—unit locations at Amity, Columbus and Greensburg—trucks on snow routes at 7 p.m.
Falls City Subdistrict—unit locations at Corydon and Sellersburg—trucks on snow routes at midnight
Madison Subdistrict—unit locations at Madison, North Vernon, Salem and Scottsburg—trucks on snow routes at midnight.
INDOT will begin plowing and treating interstates, U.S. highways and state routes as needed once the snow begins. Crews are scheduled to work 12-hour shifts—with shift changes at midnight and noon—for long as necessary to ensure roadway conditions remain as safe as possible during the weather event.
Motorists can monitor road conditions and traffic alerts across the state by phone, web or social media. Visit www.TrafficWise.IN.gov or dial toll-free 800-261-ROAD (7623) for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.