Street and Highway Departments Gearing up for Winter Weather

The thought of snow is certainly not appealing, but the thought that the County Highway Departments and the City Street Departments are ready for the snow is very appealing.

The Starke County Highway Department told us that they’re ready for winter weather. The salt shed is full with road salt and sand and the snow plows have been serviced and ready to tackle the roads.

The Winamac Town Street Superintendent reported to the Winamac Town Board last week that salt and sand has arrived and the road workers are ready for winter.

The Indiana Department of Transportation, LaPorte District, maintains about 5,600 of the state’s 30,000 lane miles of state highways and interstates. INDOT workers pre-treat state roads with anti-icing materials throughout the day to help melt snow and ice as it begins to fall. After snow begins to accumulate, the LaPorte District uses 173 snow plows to begin clearing state highways safely and quickly. A snow route averages 2-3 hours in length, depending on the conditions. The LaPorte District covers Starke, LaPorte, Marshall, and Pulaski Counties.