Madison, IN Sunny intervals 31°
Listen Live

Disaster training scheduled next week at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center

Watch for activities near center

Personnel from the Southeast District of the Indiana Department of Transportation will participate in an earthquake disaster training exercise next week (Sept. 16-20). Operations will include route clearing, bridge inspection and building assessments.

Many activities will take place at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center (MUTC), located near Butlerville in Jennings County. This will cause an increase in traffic between the district's headquarters in Seymour, the INDOT Maintenance Unit at North Vernon and the MUTC.

On Wednesday and Friday (Sept. 18 & 20), teams will be deployed to and from Seymour, and will travel U.S. 50 and the bypass to MUTC and the North Vernon Unit location on S.R. 3. 

The training exercise will involve personnel from all INDOT districts from across the state, as well as employees from the Ohio Department of Transportation. Similar training programs are conducted each year to ensure INDOT and its employees are prepared to respond to natural disasters.

More from Local News


  • The Salvation Army Fine Arts- Fall Semester 2019

    5$ a semester to participate Registration forms and instrumental rental contracts must be completed before participating Sacred Ballet- Thursdays Mini-Mites (ages3-5) 4pm Beginner (ages6-8) 4:30pm Intermediate/advanced (ages 9-17) 5pm Dancers MUST have these items for class: Girls- ballet slippers, leotard, tutu/skirt, solid color tights Boy-solid color leggins, solid color tee, ballet slippers Ukulele Class- Thursdays 4pm (ages 8+) This is a great starter instrument for those interested in learning how to play guitar. It's also smaller in size, which helps younger students wanting to learn to play. Ukulele students must have these items per semester: Music/instrument/ rental instrument contract Private Music Lessons- Time individually scheduled (ages 8+) Private music lesson needs to have an interview to see if they are ready for lessons. Private music lessons are for brass instruments, beginner piano, voice, and music theory. Instrumental and music students must have these items per semester: Music/instrument/rental instrumental contract

    at The Salvation Army
  • Youth LGBTQ+ & Allies

    Make new friends, enjoy activities and discussions in a safe and affirming space For teens 13+ Every 2nd and 4th Thursday 506 Mulberry St, Madison Annex building behind Christ Episcopal Church 6:30-8PM

    at Annex Building
  • Open Mic Night

    Madison Public Library September 17th at 6PM Bring your favorite poem, song, or even a short book passage with you to read out loud and perform at this event. Write your own poems and short stories and read those aloud too! Refreshments will be provided. Recommended for ages 12 and up. No registration required

    at Madison Public Library