DPW 'got it wrong,' says not enough salt trucks were out on the road

WRTVPublished: January 24, 2018Updated: January 26, 2018
Published: January 24, 2018Updated: January 26, 2018

Dan Parker, the director of the Department of Public Works, said they were "caught off guard" by the weather. "The forecasting company that we rely on did not give us this kind of weather for this morning," Parker said.  Overnight, temperatures dropped into the 20s and the wet ground dried up, leading to ice all over the roads and sidewalks. DPW had just 12 of its 70+ trucks out on the roads between midnight and 6 a.m. By 9 a.m. Wednesday, DPW had more than 50 trucks on the 7,300 lane miles in Marion County.

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