Culver to Contact INDOT for SR 10 Speed Reduction

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State Road 10 in Culver may see its speed limit reduced, but the change may take up to one year.

The Culver Town Council on Tuesday night considered a request from the Plan Commission to reduce the speed limit on the state highway. No specifics were introduced, but Police Chief Wayne Bean says lowering the speed limit from 45 mph to 35 mph may be appropriate.
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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