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City says it's ready for slick roads late Friday and Saturday

Salt and plow trucks will be out overnight
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Posted at 3:39 PM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 15:43:50-05

INDIANAPOLIS — After looking at the forecast, the City of Indianapolis is being extra cautious during the overnight and early part of Saturday.

The Department of Public Works will have a full contingent of salt and plow trucks on the roads, starting at 11 p.m., Friday. That's 80 drivers, with a full second shift beginning work at 11 a.m., Saturday.

How much this manpower and equipment will be needed remains to be seen. The forecast calls for drizzle and fog overnight with the possibility of light snow Saturday morning. Temperatures will be low enough to cause slick roads and bridges in some places.

Starting at 11 p.m., you can see what the crews are up to on the Indy Snow Force Viewer.

This viewer shows where roads have been plowed and where salt has been put down.

The DPW is asking motorists to be careful when driving near the salt and plow trucks. Allow plenty of room by keeping at least three car lengths between your vehicle and the trucks.