With forecasts calling for several inches of sleet or snow beginning to accumulate Wednesday overnight and throughout Thursday, the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (Indy DPW) will activate a full call-out of Snow Force crews Wednesday afternoon to treat thoroughfares and secondary streets against icy conditions.
Indy DPW anticipates that crews will work multiple 12-hour shifts, treating streets with de-icing “salt” material or plowing accumulation, and remaining on the roadways through at least Friday afternoon.
WINTRY CONDITION DRIVING TIPS
Motorists are urged to drive with care during wintry conditions, especially on bridge overpasses or locations known to get slippery. Remember to leave plenty of time to safely reach your destination, allow plenty of clearance near other vehicles, and keep at least three car lengths between your vehicle and Snow Force trucks.
DOWNED TREE LIMBS AND TRAFFIC LIGHT ISSUES
Snowy and icy conditions may also lead to downed tree limbs or issues with traffic signals. If a roadway is impassable due to downed tree limbs, or if a traffic signal is malfunctioning, residents should contact the Mayor’s Action at 317-327-4622. Calls to the Mayor’s Action Center after normal business hours can be directed to DPW Dispatch by selecting option ‘2’.
INDY SNOW FORCE
Follow @IndySnowForce on Twitter for regular updates on snow fight activity during winter weather events. The Indy Snow Force Viewer is a tool for Indy residents to monitor where trucks have been during a major winter weather event, showing where roads have been plowed or treated with salt.