Marion County officials issued a travel advisory starting 5 p.m Monday until 5 a.m Tuesday. Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said that means anyone that doesn’t need to travel should not.
“I know we’ve been staying home a lot over the last 12 months but one more day for safety purposes I think would be called for,” Hogsett said.
Indianapolis is expected to get up to 10 inches of snow, and the Department of Public Works scheduled all snow plows. DPW Director Dan Parker says the current forecast makes driving particularly dangerous.
“These winds could cause not just white out conditions for drivers in certain portions of our city. If they are causing white out conditions for you, they are causing white out conditions for our drivers as well,” Parker said.
Parker said plowing crews will focus on major and secondary roadways first, then turn to residential areas.
The Marion County Emergency Operations Center is open for the snow event to coordinate response.
A warming station will remain open at the Municipal Gardens on the city’s near north west side.