INDOT braces for winter weather

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TERRE HAUTE Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Workers got the call early Friday morning to be ready in case ice or snow begin to accumulate.

One of INDOT’s maintenance centers located south of Sullivan is where some drivers will report to fill up their salt and plow trucks.

“We have crews out. They’ll be reporting back and saying ‘hey we’ve got this issue here and there’ and spot treating, Tiller said. “We don’t expect any accumulation, and road temperatures are really good. Pavement temperatures are well above freezing and when you have that you’re not going to have a whole lot of freezing on the roadways.”

He said the minute those conditions change trucks will be out treating roadways.

ISP Sergeant Matt Ames give some advice for anyone who may have to travel on icy roads.

“If you do get in a situation where your vehicle starts to slide don’t get nervous, don’t apply your breaks very hard,” said Ames. “Let off your accelerator, take and steer in the direction you want the vehicle to go, and see if the vehicle can regain control. Once it does, then you start to apply the break, gradually not a real hard break.”

The National Weather has issued a ‘Winter Weather advisory for west central Indiana until 4 a.m. Saturday.

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