Keeping you and your family safe is a top priority for the Town of Whitestown. In order to do so, we have pulled together a series of resources below to assist you when winter weather hits.
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security provides a travel status map with information from each county’s Emergency Management Agency. As counties initiate official travel advisories and notify the state, the map automatically updates with that information.
The Town of Whitestown provides an alert system that enables residents to sign up for free to receive timely and actionable alerts via email, text, or voice message. The platform, Smart 911, is a free service that allows individuals to sign up for notifications on situations involving weather, traffic, public safety, and other emergencies.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I prepare for winter weather?
During extremely cold weather or winter storms, staying warm and safe can be a challenge. To keep yourself and your loved ones safe, you should know how to prepare your home and your car before a winter storm hits with these tips.
How can I prevent frozen pipes?
Check out this helpful graphic.
What is the Town's snow removal plan?
The goal of the Town’s snow removal operations is to ensure that all Town-owned facilities, primary public streets, and residential subdivision streets are safe and accessible during the winter season. Primary public streets are defined as those streets/roads that are provided to traffic coming through the Town.
Additional caution is advised when using town streets and facilities during the winter season because of the potential for rapidly developing hazardous conditions caused by snow, wind, and freezing temperatures. In an attempt to be proactive whenever possible, the town will pre-treat areas where slick spots might exist on primary thoroughfares. The Town Municipal Complex and Fire Departments will be open and accessible for police and emergency vehicles at all times. All primary public streets will be plowed and passable from edge of pavement to edge of pavement, when possible.
The Department of Public Works has developed the following order in which snow removal will be completed:
- Salting and removal for primary public street intersections and slick spots on major thoroughfares and entrances to residential subdivisions.
- Salting and removal for primary public streets.
- Salting and removal for residential subdivisions and Legacy Core
How can I help create a safe and efficient snow removal process?
- Please remember to remove vehicles from the street, so the plows can get as much of the snow off the streets as possible.
- It would help both you and the Town if you wait until the street is plowed before you clear your driveway. This avoids having the snow plowed back into the space you just cleared.
- When you clear your drive, please do not pile the snow in the street. This may create an unsafe situation and the Town may have to return and push that same snow back into your driveway.
- Occasionally we may get an excessive amount of snow that requires the town to plow the streets more than once during the same snow event. Keep this in mind when you clear your drive before it stops snowing.
Where can I view the Town's snow removal map?
How do I protect myself from winter weather?
Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion.
Protect yourself from winter weather with these tips.