Many Hoosiers woke up Friday morning to a sheet of ice covering almost everything.
“I wish I would have worn ice skates—it was really slippery out,” said LaToya Martin.
“The ice broke my windshield, broke my windshield wipers. It’s bad snow…couldn’t see before that. Lots of ice, lots of rain and once the snow covers the ice, it was worse,” said one driver.
Sidewalks and neighborhood streets that weren’t pretreated were the most affected, but drivers said the main roads and highways were manageable enough.
“The streets look like they’ve just been rained on. No ice, no nothing. The highways are perfect,” said Lynell Horne, an Indianapolis resident.
City and state road crews got the jump on the storm Thursday by pretreating and salting before the storm hit Central Indiana.
“They did a pretty good job salting the streets and stuff early before the snow or rain mixture hit,” said Horne.
Those efforts along with above-freezing temperatures helped melt the ice on many neighborhood streets and sidewalks. Many still need attention.
That’s why LaToya Martin was out salting sidewalks in her neighborhood near 30th and College.
“That’s a concern that I have because there’s a lot of old people in this community and a lot of them do have disabilities,” she said.