News release from INDOT:
Plan Ahead Before Hitting the Road for Thanksgiving Celebrations
INDOT limits road restrictions, but watch for slick conditions
(November 27, 2013) – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces a road work moratorium begins this afternoon until the morning hours of Monday, December 2, to aid drivers this Thanksgiving weekend. Wherever possible, road restrictions will be removed to ease traffic flow for the influx of holiday drivers.
But INDOT reminds drivers that snow is in the forecast and road conditions could affect your holiday travel plans. Several counties in northern Indiana remain under a Lake Effect Snow Warning through this evening. INDOT’s top priority is snow and ice removal and through the holiday weekend crews are prepared for a full call-out, 24 hours a day. INDOT uses all available resources to keep roads open, maximize the mobility of the traveling public, and minimize accidents due to winter traveling conditions.
Drivers are encouraged to be prepared before hitting the road for holiday get-togethers.
- Know the condition of the roads. Get updated on TrafficWise, as well as https://www.facebook.com/INDOTNortheast and Twitter.com/INDOTNortheast.
- Plan extra travel time to get to your destination
- Clear off your vehicle completely before hitting the road (not just the windshield)
- Accelerate gradually and brake early to avoid slipping and sliding
- Be alert and give other drivers plenty of room
- Give INDOT plow crews room to work. It’s a difficult job and they’re on the road 24 hours a day to keep you safe. Stay back, slow down, and watch for plows making sudden stops or turns