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Indianapolis DPW to pre-treat roads as temperatures fall

Posted at 2:40 PM, Jan 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-11 14:40:13-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Department of Public Works crews will start pre-treating roads early Sunday morning as the temperatures fall.

Starting at 3 a.m., more than 40 crews will start pre-treating roads with de-icer salt and addressing roads before they can get slick, according to a press release from Indianapolis DPW. The crews will stay on the roads until Sunday mid-morning.

Stormwater, forestry, traffic and rapid response crews are on standby over the weekend to address high water and wind related issues, according to the release. Barricades and signs will be placed on roads where debris and or high water may make the roads impassable.

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Indianapolis DPW crews and other public safety agencies are monitoring the river levels over the weekend and will notify affected communities if waters reach a flood stage, according to the release.

Residents are asked to call the Mayor's Action Center at 317-327-4622 or visit RequestIndy online to report streets with high water or debris. If you need to report a forestry related issue outside of the Mayor's Action Center's office hours, you will to press 2 in order to speak with Indianapolis DPW dispatchers.