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DPW News Release – RE: Severe Weather

                                                 

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

February 24, 2017

DPW PREPARED FOR AFTERNOON AND EVENING STORMS


INDIANAPOLIS
– The Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) is focusing its efforts on the threat for severe thunderstorms expected to arrive today, with high winds expected to continue into this weekend.

DPW will have additional crews working to address any high water areas that develop during the overnight hours. Forestry crews will be on standby to address any fallen trees or debris in the public right-of-way. DPW Traffic will also be monitoring traffic signals and signage throughout the city all weekend.

The city is asking residents to contact the Mayor’s Action Center to report any urgent issues that can arise as a result of severe weather, including high water areas, fallen trees and traffic signal outages. Calls to the Mayor’s Action Center after normal business hours can be directed to DPW dispatchers by calling 317-327-4622 and selecting option 2. This option is for DPW- related problems, such as downed trees blocking a roadway or a traffic signal problem. Residents can also use RequestIndy online or through the mobile app to report concerns at any time.

The city would also like to remind residents of the importance of clearing storm drains. Keeping storm drains clear of debris helps alleviate high water concerns on city streets all year round.

For more information, visit www.indy.gov/dpw.


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MEDIA CONTACT

Jennifer Hashem I PIO
317­-327­-5232 I 317­-650­-2994
jennifer.hashem@indy.gov

Betsy Whitmore I Chief Communications Officer
317­-327­-5893 I 317- 945-4939
betsy.whitmore@indy.gov