INDOT needs more snowplows to clear roads

2014-02-18T00:00:00Z INDOT needs more snowplows to clear roads nwitimes.com
February 18, 2014 12:00 am

Northwest Indiana suffered too many snowstorms.

I would first like to compliment the employees of the Highland Public Works Department for the nice job they have done in clearing our streets in Highland during this winter's storms. I know these employees spent long days and nights out in the cold serving our community.

I would also like to compliment the Indiana Department of Transportation snowplow drivers who did their best with their limited equipment/manpower to service our area, to include U.S. 41 through Highland.

An INDOT snowplow driver advised they were doing their best with only seven trucks in operating condition out of a fleet of 20 trucks that are assigned to our area.

I think somebody needs to ask INDOT management why our equipment is in such poor condition.

Gov. Mike Pence, with our $2 billion surplus, please buy some more working trucks!

- John E. Banasiak, Highland

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