INDOT officials: Plows are out, clean-up will take time

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INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 2, 2014)– Drivers in central Indiana found a messy situation when they left home Thursday morning. Heavy snowfall brought travel advisories and caused several crashes.

Many drivers said they felt the roads were not plowed enough or treated enough.

“Horrible, very bad. It’s almost like the plows haven’t been out this morning,” said Andi Kinnard, who said her commute took her 40 minutes longer than usual.
INDOT spokesperson Nathan Riggs said the timing and length of the storm were challenges for crews.

“Our INDOT plow drivers are out, and we are plowing and they’re hard at work. Quite frankly, it’s just the rate of the snowfall that we’re seeing, especially over the last two or three hours, significant rates of accumulation, and it can take a matter of time, sometimes more than hour for these truck drivers to run their route,” Riggs said.

He urged drivers to leave plenty of room as plow trucks pass by, and said crashes and stalled cars can cause more delays in the clean-up process.

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