INDOT Prepped & Ready for Winter Weather

By Scott Sarvay

December 12, 2012 Updated Dec 12, 2012 at 7:58 PM EDT

Fort Wayne, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) - We had a small taste of winter weather driving Tuesday morning but with more snow and ice undoubtedly around the corner officials with the Indiana Department of Transportation say they're ready.

All 160+ plows and salt trucks were inspected in October and the IN-DoT salt barn is full.

Drivers also went through annual training in October and are prepared to cover all 144 local snow routes.

Mary Foster with IN-DoT says, “The interstates are considered first priority. Secondary roads are the other state highways and U.S. routes. If we feel even an event west of us is going to come east and hit the interstate, then we have trucks out on the interstates patrolling and ready to go."

When roads are slick, Mary Foster says drivers should slow down, allow for more stopping distance and avoid following plows too closely.

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