While we still need to get through today, the temperatures are rising and we seem to be getting out of the “deep freeze”. By Sunday the predictions are 57 degrees and partly cloudy. What a change in weather, and should be terrific for doing our 1st Group Clean-up of 2019. On Sunday, February 3rd, we will be meeting at 1:00 p.m. in the parking lot for the Mayor’s Gardens (south of 56th Street just off of Reed Road). Unfortunately there is a lot of trash that has accumulated over the past month all along 56th Street and the greenway between Dandy Trail and east. The more people we have coming out, the more we can get done and improve this area. I would like to see a large enough group that we can spread out and get the entire stretch along here done in about an hour. Hopefully many of you will want to enjoy the weather, being able to be outside, and most importantly making a difference for the park area and community, and I will see you at our:
First Group Clean-up of 2019
Sunday, February 3rd
1:00 p.m. – about 2:00 p.m.
Meet at Mayor’s Gardens Parking Lot
(just south of 56th Street off of Reed Road)
Trash bags, gloves, and trash reachers will be provided
Remember, this is a great way to get some exercise before indulging in food while watch the Super Bowl Game. Come join us!
Before we get too excited about the warm temperatures we still need to get through tonight and the prediction of snow for our area. Below is information from both DPW (Department of Public Works) and INDOT (Indiana Department of Transportation) about their plans for this afternoon and evening. If you need to be out after it starts snowing, please be careful, slow down, and watch for the trucks as well as the other guy. If you have not followed the “Indy Snow Force Viewer”, check it out. It really is interesting.
Again, be safe tonight and tomorrow and I hope to see many of you on Sunday at our First Group Clean-up of 2019. Please feel free to forward this information on to others who not only live in our district, but the area and help keep them informed.
City-County Councillor District 6
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31, 2019
INDY DPW PREPPED AND READY FOR SNOWFALL THIS EVENING
INDIANAPOLIS—With forecasts indicating at least two inches of snowfall tonight into Friday morning, the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) will have 80 plow trucks treating city roadways. DPW crews will begin pre-treating roads with salt this afternoon ahead of the forecasted snowfall.
Crews will continue to treat roadways through the Friday morning commute to ensure streets are safe and passable. With the forecasted snowfall and below freezing temperatures, crews will be addressing bridge decks, overpasses and major thoroughfares.
The Indy Snow Force Viewer will activate at 3 p.m. on Thursday to show real-time movements of DPW trucks. The Indy Snow Force Viewer displays which streets have been treated with salt or plowed of snow.
DPW would like to remind residents to drive with care when on the road with our plow trucks. Give plows plenty of room and look out for flashing amber lights to identify trucks out on the road.
INDOT prepares for winter weather tonight
EAST CENTRAL INDIANA – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is preparing for the winter weather forecast for tonight.
The national weather service is predicting snow will start falling around 5 p.m. in Central Indiana.
About 3 inches of snow is predicted to fall through 7 a.m. Friday morning.
To combat the snow and to make sure the roads are as clear as possible, INDOT is issuing a full call out of plow trucks starting at 4 p.m.
We ask drivers to give our plows plenty of room on the roads as they try to clear snow during peak traffic hours.
Subscribe to receive text and email alerts about INDOT projects and services at alerts.indot.in.gov.
Learn about highway work zones and other traffic alerts at indot.carsprogram.org, 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 from a mobile phone.