October 24, 2017

DPW Says It's Prepared To Deal With Winter Weather

Winter’s right around the corner, the Indianapolis Department of Public Works hosted its annual Snow Force Kickoff today and Mayor Joe Hogsett says residents cannot forget about the Snow Force workers.

"Whenever one of us wakes up in the morning and sees the bright glow of fresh snow out our window, we sometimes lose sight of the fact that our neighbors with Indy Snow Force have already been out for hours," Hogsett says.

Director of the Indianapolis Department of Public Works Dan Parker says people need to be patient with snowplows and equipment on the roads.

"Please, commuters don’t make sharp turns in-front of our drivers and trucks, don’t try and get around them; they are doing their job to protect you," Parker says.

City officials say, in spite of predictions for a rainy and mild winter, they are prepared with 290 equipment operators, 80 trucks and over 20,000 tons of salt.

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