Sub-zero temps create hazards for roads, homes

The State Highway Department is telling Hoosiers to expect icy conditions to continue because temperatures are so low.

Posted: Dec. 28, 2017 5:20 PM
Updated: Dec. 28, 2017 6:28 PM

INDIANA (WLFI) — The State Highway Department is telling Hoosiers to expect icy conditions to continue because temperatures are so low.

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The department tweeted this morning to expect slick conditions because these temperatures make it more challenging for anti-icing material to work.

It's asking drivers to slow down and plan for increased stopping distances.

"Really, where you're going into an addition or leaving an addition is where it's slick. What it does is you get a little more traffic there and it will get rid of the ice. But on in the addition where you don't get as much traffic, all it's going to do is thaw it out and freeze again. 'Til we get through this period here in the next week, it will be a little tough," said Lafayette Street Commissioner, Dan Crowell.

The City of Lafayette also took to social media to take steps to protect against frozen water pipes.

It's telling people to keep their garage doors closed if their water pipes run through the garage.

To open cabinets under your sink, if it's against an outside wall, and to keep taps open for a slow drip.

It's directing people to the Red Cross for more information on preventing burst pipes.

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