INDOT gears up for another snow storm

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – This winter has been rough on the Indiana Department of Transportation. With more snow expected, crews are gearing up once again.

So far this winter, INDOT has used more than 387,000 tons of salt state-wide. Crews will have enough salt for the winter storm coming in this weekend.

Despite all of the snow, INDOT spokeswoman Debbie Calder said the lull between snowfalls has helped their crews.

“We’ve had a little bit of a break, thank goodness. We’ve been able to restock some of the areas and are continuing to receive salt. We’ll be OK, but I think everybody agrees that everybody’s seen enough of the white stuff this winter,” said Calder.

In January, News 18 reported that INDOT was still under budget for the winter, having spent more than $33 million. However, that number has now risen over budget to about $50 million. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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