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First major snowfall of the year arrives

After Wednesday’s slick roads took people by surprise, some drivers took on the day prepared for what will be the first major snowfall of the year.

Posted: Jan. 12, 2019 7:16 PM
Updated: Jan. 13, 2019 7:50 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - After Wednesday’s slick roads took people by surprise, some drivers took on the day prepared for what will be the first major snowfall of the year.

"I made sure and told my husband yesterday get the shovels out, and the snow blower out, so we'll see if that happens. I mean you just have to stay prepared in your vehicles," Tiffany Call said.

She along with Charles Gregory said sometimes it's the other drivers you have to look out for.

"So many people aren't used to driving on this stuff," Gregory said.

INDOT crews have been out since early this morning doing road maintenance with 140 plows out on each shift, but they say it will take a team effort to make sure traveling is safe for everyone- reiterating that patience is key.

"This is the first significant snowfall of the year so we really want to remind drivers to slow down out there. brush your winter driving skills off. Remember what it's like out there with all of the snow and slow down," Nichole Thomas, media relations director for INDOT, said.

Right now crews will be working around the clock until all roads are dry. Keep in mind all plows go about thirty to thirty five miles per hour laying salt.

"That means it can take two to three hours to plow a route from beginning to end," Thomas added.

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