Snow plow drivers work hard to keep up with heavy snowfall

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ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind.  -- The snow piled up pretty fast in Michiana on Monday morning; if you were driving on the roads you most likely experienced some snow-covered roads and skidding vehicles.

Snow plows looked like they were struggling to keep up with it all.

Crews from INDOT as well as in the county and city were working all day to clear the snow from the roads.

There were some traffic issues, including a semi rollover on the Indiana Toll Road.

Casey Bajek, Public Relations Director for INDOT Northwest, says they’re trying their best to keep up, and wants drivers to know to give those plow drivers plenty of room and time to do their jobs.

Also, that plows are really able to clean up the snow after it’s already over.

“When we do have precipitation, roads are going to deteriorate as far as the conditions go. Because, you know we have to try to keep up with the precipitation as it’s happening,” Bajek said. “Once it stops, then we’re able to really clean up and make the roads a lot more safer and less snowy than we were during the midst of the snow. But during that time when it’s actually coming down, people should be prepared that road conditions are going to deteriorate.”

If you want to see what roads look like ahead of your travels, you can visit INDOT’s 511 website at 511IN.org; it shows you where snow plows are moving in the area as well as dash camera photos from the plows themselves that show the road conditions.

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