Roads improving but still hazardous Wednesday morning

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INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 8, 2014) – Roads around central Indiana were improved but still hazardous Wednesday morning.

While Marion County is under a travel advisory (yellow), many surrounding counties are under travel watches (orange). Most of those counties were under travel warnings (red) Tuesday (check travel advisories here).

Drivers still encountered slick spots and places on major interstates where no pavement could be seen. It’s been slow going even though roads showed slight improvement from previous days. There was more traffic than the past two days, making driving more challenging because more vehicles are on the road.

DPW officials said they’re hoping the additional traffic would help road conditions improve.

“Traffic during rush hour is always a challenge. Our trucks are used to driving with people on the road. We’re actually hoping the traffic may help activate the salt put out last night and then once everyone get settled, we’ll be able to go back and plow what’sĀ been breaking up on the roads,” said Lesley Gordon with DPW.

Drivers were still skidding on roads and should continue to allow plenty of time and braking distance.

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