INDOT Travel Status Update


As of 9am Central Time 10am Eastern Time: Snow has tapered off and winds are starting to subside. Snow on the ground is very wet and heavy and is packing on many secondary roadways. In Lake, Porter, Jasper, Laporte, Marshall and Fulton Counties, many east/west secondary roads are impassable due to the heavy, wet snow and snow drifts. Also some secondary roads are completely closed in sections due to disabled vehicles. Snowfall totals range from 8”-20” in the district. Primary roads, to include Interstates are in decent to fair shape, mainly wet to slushy.  Secondary roads are slushy to snow covered and will need attention most of the day. Continue reading

INDOT Cautions Motorists Not to Travel

 Roads across northern Indiana are slick, slushy and quickly filling with blowing snow, according to INDOT officials. They advise moderate to heavy drifting is occurring in rural areas due to gusty winds. Lake effect snow is also falling in Porter, LaPorte and St. Joseph Counties. This is leading to reduced visibilities and potential white out conditions. Continue reading

INDOT Reminds Motorists to Slow Down


Roads across northwest Indiana are expected to be slick and hazardous into the evening hours. Widespread sleet and freezing rain have blanketed the area since early this morning. INDOT has 170 plow and salt crews on the roads but drivers say the conditions are exceptionally tricky because the wintry mix is washing de-icing materials off the road. Continue reading

Just in Time for Snow Forecast, Indiana Recognizes Winter Weather Preparedness

 Snow is in the forecast for Saturday, and the Indiana Department of Transportation is readying for the change in weather.

The snowfall is being predicted during what Governor Mike Pence declared Winter Weather Preparedness Week. The recognition started on Sunday and lasts through Saturday.

INDOT says, however, they have been preparing for possible accumulation this week since the spring. Continue reading

INDOT, RCAC Launch Safety Campaign


The Indiana Department of Transportation and the Road Construction Awareness Corporation are teaming up in the name of highway safety. They’re adding new signs at entry points to the state and major interstate construction projects reminding motorists to “Slow Down, Save A Life” because “We’re All in This Together.” Continue reading

INDOT Prepares for Winter Operations

INDOT's new Tow-Plow truck will allow a driver to clear two lanes at once.
INDOT’s new Tow-Plow truck will allow a driver to clear two lanes at once.

INDOT officials are ready for the onset of ice and snow. Plymouth Sub-district Operations Manager Stacy Flick says they’ve been going doing preventive maintenance on all equipment and stocking their salt barns. He says the drivers are ready to go as well. Continue reading

INDOT Hiring Seasonal Help


The Indiana Department of Transportation is getting ready for winter. The agency is teaming up with WorkOne of northwest Indiana to hire seasonal maintenance crew members and snow plow drivers. Positions are available across the entire northwest Indiana district, which includes Starke, Pulaski, Marshall, Fulton, St. Joseph, LaPorte, Porter, Lake, Newton, Jasper, White, Cass and Carroll Counties. Continue reading

This Summer Give Your Blood to Something Other Than Just Mosquitoes

lovedriveThe Indiana Department of Transportation is hosting a drive this week and it surprisingly has nothing to do with cars. This particular event is the result of the INDOT Northwest Disrict teaming up with the American Red Cross for their 10th annual blood drive. On Wednesday, July 8 from 10 am until 3 pm (CST) citizens can come donate blood at the LaPorte District Office, located at 315 East Boyd Blvd. Continue reading