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Plow drivers work to clear roads, prevent refreezing overnight

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 17, 2014) – Plow drivers have been out on the roads ever since the first flake fell on Sunday. Indy Snow Force worked throughout Monday to try and prevent any refreezing as the temperature drops.

The number of drivers are being scaled back from a full shift of 90 during the day to 10 working overnight. Those drivers will spread salt where it is needed.

“The biggest challenge is the dropping temperatures so we’re seeing some freezing in areas which means we want to stay out there and monitor it just to make sure that the streets are safe for the commute home and for tomorrow morning,” said Stephanie Wilson, Spokesperson for Indy Snow Force.

Indianapolis residents can make sure they’re ready for the winter driving season by signing up for email updates from Indy Snow Force. New this year, drivers can also plan their commutes by using the Indy Snow Force viewer.

The Department of Public Works prepared for this snowfall with 18,500 tons of salt on hand.

While road conditions are improving in Indy, outlying areas are still experiencing slick spots. Officials in Boone County report dicey conditions on rural roads, including slide offs in the area of State Road 75 and State Road 47 in Thorntown.