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Indiana Department of Transportation’s Seymour District has scheduled drivers to pre-treat state highways and interstates in southern Indiana overnight tonight in response to forecasts calling for falling pavement temperatures that could result in slick roads by morning.

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Brine trucks will be dispatched at midnight from INDOT subdistrict facilities at Falls City (Sellersburg) and Madison.  They will pre-treat bridges, ramps, hills and other potentially hazardous areas.  A semi tanker will brine all lanes of Interstate 65 south of Seymour.

INDOT officials remind motorists:  the faster you go, the longer it takes to stop.  Brake early, brake slowly and allow plenty of space between you and the vehicle ahead.  If you have anti-lock brakes, press down and hold; if not, gently pump the brake pedal.  Do not use cruise control where roads could be slick.

For highway information and updates, follow INDOT at http://facebook.com/INDOTSoutheast and http://twitter.com/INDOTSoutheast, or access INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service at http://indot.carsprogram.org.