VINCENNES, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — According to the INDOT Southwest District, crews have been working hard to prepare for the upcoming snow and winter weather expected to hit the Wabash Valley this week.

INDOT Southwest Public Relations Director Gary Brian said they’ve been doing a lot of preparations over the last few days, but have not been able to pre-treat the roads much due to the rain that is predicted to hit before the snow.

However, as soon as snowfall begins, Brian explained that the INDOT Southwest District crews are ready to go.

“A lot of them will be getting up later on this evening. We’ll be doing 12-hour shifts, starting at 12 o’clock this evening, going through the day. Then it’s just going to be a matter of what happens, how this snow event happens, how much snow we get, how much rain we get, so that will be the big factor here,” Brian said.

Brian added that the Southwest District, which is based in Vincennes, will have a full call-out of its crews. He reminds drivers that they can check 511in.org or the Trafficwise app for road conditions.

Brian also reminded drivers to give snow plows room to work and to make sure they have an emergency kit in the vehicle.