Officials prepared for icy morning commute
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A batch of freezing rain had Marion County officials preparing for an icy commute Tuesday morning.
Officials activated the Emergency Operations Center to monitor travel conditions and the weather.
The Department of Public Works (DPW) and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) also prepared for the ice.
Drivers from DPW were out Monday night treating and salting the roads. They were still on the roads Tuesday morning.
Scattered light freezing rain and sleet should linger for most of the morning. There could be an ice glaze on area roads and bridges.
By noon, ice is expected to change to scattered rain showers, and temperatures will climb into the 40s.
Officials say the biggest concern will be an increase in temperature which could cause flooding.
DPW crews were out Monday clearing storm drains throughout the city, and they are asking all home owners to do the same.
Clear ice and snow from any house drains. Check down spouts and clear any snow and ice to make sure that water has somewhere to go.
Stay with Storm Track 8 as they track both the weather and traffic impacts overnight and on Daybreak Tuesday.
For a list of county by county travel advisories, click here.