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City, state road crews preparing for snow

Posted at 3:57 PM, Jan 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-19 15:57:23-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- City and state road crews are getting ready for snow Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

The Department of Public Works says @IndySnowForce will put 96 drivers on the roads beginning at 11 p.m. Tuesday.

They will remain activated through Wednesday night to help clear the roads of snow and ice.

Drivers are reminded to use caution and make sure to leave plenty of time to reach their destinations.

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The Indiana Department of Transportation is also getting trucks ready and some salt-brine tankers are already spraying bridges and heavily-traveled state highways.

INDOT says workers will staff plow trucks around the clock during the snow event.

Plows will clear as much snow from state highways as possible in the hours before the Wednesday morning commute, when the heaviest snow is forecast.

Officials remind drivers to pull aside and 'Don't crowd the plow."  Do not try to pass plow trucks if all lanes are blocked.

INDOT reports traffic conditions on its TrafficWise map at

You can also call INDOT's toll-free road conditions hotline at 1-800261-ROAD or 511 from a mobile phone.

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