INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Road crews plan to salt overnight Monday into Tuesday across central Indiana.
Efforts overnight Sunday and throughout Monday paid off, as most roads were clear for the evening commute.
"The biggest help for us probably today was the fact that we raised about five degrees," said Jason Rogers, Delaware County Emergency Management Director. "From all of the pre-treating, now we're at a temperature that's allowing the salt brine and beet juice to work, and actually make some major differences on the majority of the roads."
Rogers says the county and INDOT planned to continue salting overnight in Delaware County, where a travel advisory remained Monday evening.
Indy Snow Force also plans to keep all 90 trucks out until 9 a.m. Tuesday, at which point they plan to reevaluate.
The concern for the morning is blowing snow, as well as icy conditions where snow melted during the day.
"As the sun goes down, we'll start dealing with higher wind speeds, and roadways freezing again," added Rogers. "We want to make sure everyone maintains safe speeds."
The town of Greenfield mourned the loss of its mayor, Richard "Dick" Pasco on Tuesday.
Interstate 70 east near Interstate 465 was reopened Tuesday evening after a crash blocked all lanes around 6:30 p.m.
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