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INDOT trucks prepare for snow event with full call-out

The Indiana Department of Transportation is preparing for the overnight snow with a full call-out of yellow trucks. 


There will be about 170 trucks out throughout the District, including 55 in the Indianapolis area. Trucks started patrolling the interstates, U.S. highways and state routes at 5 p.m. Sunday and will continue overnight and into rush hour  Monday morning. 


The forecast is calling for 3-6" inches throughout the district from Sunday evening through Tuesday morning.


They will spread salt and plow when the snow starts falling.


INDOT would like to remind drivers to slow down in slippery conditions and leave plenty of room between your vehicle and others.


When you see a yellow truck on the road, give them plenty of room and try to stay behind them at least 50 feet or more. 


Driver tips:

  • Reduce speed: Allow extra time to reach your destination, be patient as snowplows travel below posted speed limits.
  • Safe distance: Do not tailgate and give snowplows plenty of room to work, allow plenty of time to slow down.
  • Pay attention: Drive distraction-free, focus on safe driving, be aware of surroundings and changing road conditions
  • Know before you go: Check road and traffic conditions at or the INDOT mobile app. County travel advisories can be found on the Department of Homeland Security Website at