On the Beat in Bluffton

Monday, December 23, 2013

Tips for driving in potentially flooding conditions

From the Indiana Department of Transportation

Freezing rain and ice are dangerous for all drivers because they affect vehicles of all sizes, the Indiana Department of Transportation says. And don’t expect four-wheel-drive vehicles to have any advantage on slick roads.

INDOT crews are prepared to hit the road 24-7 to combat the high water, ice and snow, but drivers should plan ahead for difficult road conditions throughout the weekend. Know the conditions before you head out the door, and avoid nonessential travel when road conditions are difficult.

Drivers can monitor road conditions and traffic alerts across the state at any time. Visit www.TrafficWise.IN.gov or dial toll-free 800-261-ROAD (7623) for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.

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