ODOT Prepares for Wind & Waves in Northwest Ohio

BOWLING GREEN (Monday, October 29, 2012) - The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District Two is closely monitoring the high wind and waves caused by hurricane Sandy.  In northwest Ohio, the main concern for drivers is the powerful wind and high waves along Lake Erie caused by the strong storm. 
 
Throughout this evening and tomorrow, ODOT crews will be monitoring the Toledo metro highway system for possible debris, downed power lines and disabled signals due to high wind. 
 
Crews will also be working with law enforcement monitoring the Veterans’ Glass City Skyway and Thomas A. Edison Bridge over the Sandusky Bay.  ODOT has posted message boards reminding motorists to use caution while traveling over these bridges. 
 
ODOT continues to monitor lakeshore routes including State Route 2 and State Route 163 for possible lakeshore flooding. 
 
If you are driving tonight, please remember the following:
 
1.      If traffic signs or signals are down, treat intersections as a four way stop.
2.      High profile vehicles should use caution in windy conditions
3.      Statewide, traveling conditions are expected to deteriorate tonight through Tuesday with high wind, rain,  possible flooding and snow in Southern Ohio. 
4.      Check www.buckeyetraffic.org throughout the night if you are traveling.