VP-elect Governor Mike Pence and INDOT on expected road conditions
The State of Indiana is urging Hoosier motorists to check road conditions and avoid unnecessary travel during less-than-ideal winter weather.
Saturday, Vice President-elect Governor Mike Pence issued the following statement regarding the current weather conditions:
We cannot underestimate the hazards presented by freezing rain and frigid temperatures. I’m thankful to all first responders, including our Indiana State Police, who are working tirelessly to provide assistance to stranded motorists and those involved in collisions across the state. With temperatures falling and the threat of more freezing rain to come, we recognize the challenges facing the Indiana Department of Transportation as they work to clear roads and prepare for more bad weather. Because we expect more inclement weather in the days to come, I encourage all Hoosiers to check road conditions before leaving their homes, avoid unnecessary travel, and make way for plow trucks and crews on the roads. Hoosiers can be assured that the state of Indiana will continue to monitor weather conditions throughout the weekend and will respond as necessary with all available resources.
As the temperatures are expected to drop below freezing once again Saturday night, roads are more likely to refreeze, creating dangerous driving conditions.
The Indiana Department of Transportation says 600 salt trucks will be deployed when winter storms hit and they plan to stay ahead of any falling temperatures.
INDOT advises drivers to avoid the icy roads and be cautious of black ice.
Stay with ABC 57 News for updates on road conditions across Michiana.