We’ve enjoyed a few snow free days in this new year, but don’t get too excited. As we all know, Indiana weather can change quickly from one day to the next which means we could see another big snow event at any time.
The Indiana Department of Transportation is ready for the next event as their top priority is snow and ice removal. INDOT uses all available resources to keep roads open, maximize the mobility of the traveling public and help minimize accidents due to winter traveling conditions.
The LaPorte District, which serves Lake, Porter, LaPorte, St. Joseph, Marshall, Starke, Newton, Jasper, Pulaski, Fulton, Cass, Carroll and White Counties, maintains about 5,000 of the state’s 30,000 lane miles of state highways and interstates. INDOT workers pre-treat state roads with anti-icing materials throughout the day to help melt snow and ice as it begins to fall. After snow begins to accumulate, the LaPorte District uses 174 snow plows to begin clearing state highways safely and quickly.