Christmas Eve storm brings potentially dangerous road conditions

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INDIANANPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 24, 2014)-- Millions of travelers just trying to get home for the holidays have a messy road ahead. A Christmas Eve storm is bringing in wind, rain and potentially snow.

Indiana Department of Transportation crews are watching the storm and their trucks are ready.

“There’s no need to put brine down until it quits raining.  So if we are out there and can get some brine down if it looks like the temperatures are going to drop that way we are going to be doing it. Again we will air on the side of safety,” explains Harry Maginity, with INDOT.

More than two million Hoosiers are heading out of town for the holidays. Jessie Von Leer’s trip from Terre Haute to Indianapolis is taking a little longer.

“Well it’s been so bad I pulled off here just to breathe.  It’s rained so hard I couldn’t even hear the radio or see what I was doing. Every time a semi passes I couldn’t see so I pulled off,” explains Jessie Von Leer, a holiday traveler.

Officials with Marion County Department of Public Works are planning to activate eight drivers tonight around 11.  Twelve other drivers are on standby to head out Christmas morning around 3:30 if needed.

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