INDOT reminds motorists to get ready for snow
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 10:00 AM
It didn't amount to much, but the overnight snow that fell on the Courierarea brought out reminders to motorists to adjust to winter driving conditions.
The Indiana Department of Transportation is telling motorists to slow down under wintry conditions which will be with us for several months.
INDOT says the first snow of the season typically brings a higher rate of crashes and slide-offs as drivers readjust to driving in winter weather conditions.
INDOT is warning that as the temperature drops, snow and ice could create travel problems.
INDOT crews were on the roads Monday in northern Indiana dealing with snow and ice and planned to be out in many other areas of the state today.
INDOT recommends that in addition to slowing down, drivers allow more distance between them and other vehicles, especially INDOT's plow trucks.
We didn't experience an accumulation of snow, but we do have wet roads. That combined with leaves still on the roadways makes for slick driving conditions.
We urge drivers to take a defensive approach to driving on winter roads. And, be sure that your vehicle is winterized and you've got winter supplies onboard should you need them.