ODOT Winter Storm Update
BOWLING GREEN (Wednesday, December 26, 2012) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District Two continues treat and plow state and federal highways in Northwest Ohio.
Approximately 100 ODOT snow plow operators from Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, Williams, and Wood counties are working 12 hour shifts until the snow and ice is clear from ODOT routes.
Motorists can expect snow and icy conditions on roads in Northwest Ohio as a major winter storm impacts the state today and this evening. Drivers will also likely encounter strong wind causing blowing and drifting snow on the roadways.
During the height of the storm this afternoon and early evening, ODOT urges motorists to drive to the condition of the road and use caution during travel.
While traveling in winter conditions, brake early and slowly, never slam on the brakes and give yourself plenty of room to stop. Be aware of what’s going on ahead of you. A large number of crashes are due to unsafe speeds and following too closely.
Give snowplows room to work - don’t crowd the plow. Be patient and if possible, don’t pass a plow, but if you must pass always take extreme caution and beware of the snow cloud. A snowplow operator’s field of vision is restricted. You may see them, but they don’t always see you. Keep your distance and watch for sudden stops.
Remember, in ice and snow…take it slow.