Governor Mike Pence has declared this week, Nov. 15 through 21, as Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana. The Indiana Department of Transportation has been preparing for the upcoming winter season since the snow and ice melted last spring. INDOT’s top wintertime priority is removing snow and preventing ice on more than 11,000 miles of interstates, U.S. highways and state routes. Last winter, nearly 278,000 tons of granular salt and 5.2 million gallons of salt brine were deployed on state and federal highways. INDOT continues to receive deliveries of salt and already has more than 193,000 tons on hand.