Governor Holcomb declares November 6-12 as Winter Weather Preparedness Week

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb declared November 6 through 12 as Winter Weather Preparedness Week across the state.

The Indiana Department of Transportation and the National Weather Service are using this week to encourage residents to prepare for the possible hazards that winter weather could bring.

The department of transportation offers the following tips for safe travel:

  • Slow down and adjust travel to conditions, especially in snow
  • Do not tailgate or drive beside a snowplow as the driver's visibility could be limited
  • If you have to pass a snowplow, pass carefully
  • In case of a crash or becoming stranded, carry an emergency kit in your vehicle with food, water, a phone charger, sand/cat litter, flares/bright LED alternatives, and blankets
  • Keep your gas tank full
  • Keep a shovel in your vehicle to dig out around your tires or tailpipe
  • Check your vehicle's battery, fluids, and spare tire

There are more than 66,000 variations of winter storms, including ice, snow, and freezing rain, according to the National Weather Service.

Visit for information on road conditions during a winter storm.

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