The Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) is monitoring weather conditions and deployed 80 plow trucks at 11 a.m. to begin treating roadways and monitoring road conditions ahead of forecasted snowfall this afternoon.
At 11 p.m., a new crew of 80 drivers will continue treating roads throughout the night and into the morning commute, addressing bridge decks, overpasses, and major thoroughfares.
The Indy Snow Force Viewer will activate when drivers are on the roadways 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 roads with plow and salt trucks. Keep three car lengths between your vehicle and the snowplow to allow a safe stopping distance for plow drivers and yourself.
For a list of winter driving tips and ways, residents can stay safe while driving in winter weather, visit indy.gov. Updates are also available on Twitter @IndySnowForce.
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The Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) would like to remind Marion County residents that curbside recycling, residential and heavy trash will operate on a slide schedule in observance of Independence Day.
Curbside recycling, residential and heavy trash will slide one day forward after Independence Day. Residents with normal pickup on Thursday will have service Friday, July 5. Residents with normal Friday pickup will have service on Saturday, July 6.
For more information on trash collection, please visit www.indy.gov. To report any trash and city-related issues, please use the RequestIndy portal online or the mobile app on your smartphone. You can also report trash-related and other issues around the city by calling the Mayor’s Action Center (MAC) at (317) 327-4622.
SOURCE: Indianapolis Department of Public Works
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With the forecasted below zero temperatures this week, all residential trash, heavy trash, and recycling collection will be canceled on Wednesday, January 30 and Thursday, January 31. Normal service will resume on Friday, February 1.
Routes missed will receive a double pickup on Wednesday, February 6 and Thursday, February 7. Residents with canceled routes may set bags outside of their carts for pickup next week. The dangerously frigid temperatures bring safety risks to DPW drivers as frostbite can occur quickly. The frigid air also impacts the performance of residential trash trucks, inhibiting their ability to run properly.
Residents are reminded that colder temperatures may require extra time of DPW staff on regular pickup routes, as crews must allow time to warm up equipment for regular use.
For more information or to report any trash-related issues, please use RequestIndy online or the mobile application on your smartphone, visit www.indy.gov/dpw or call the Mayor’s Action Center at 317-327-4622.
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The Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) has 80 salt trucks out pre-treating roadways ahead of the snow and frigid temperatures. Crews will remain on city roadways through the morning commute on Tuesday.
With the forecasted snowfall, freezing temperatures and wind gusts, crews will be addressing bridge decks, overpasses and major thoroughfares. DPW crews will also be treating ADA ramps downtown to prevent hazardous conditions. Forestry crews will be on standby to address any fallen debris in the public-right-of-way.
Ahead of the frigid temperatures expected this week, 20 DPW street crews will be out patching roadways across the city today. DPW would like to remind residents to drive with care as crews are out repairing city streets.
The Indy Snow Force Viewer will activate at 3 p.m. on Monday when drivers are on the roadways 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. Give plow trucks plenty of room and look out for flashing amber lights to identify trucks out on the road.
For a list of winter driving tips and ways residents can stay safe while driving in the snow, visit indy.gov/snow Updates are also available on Twitter @IndySnowForce.
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