Plan Ahead for Your Morning Commute
ODOT is preparing for steady snow
expected to begin this evening and continue through tomorrow morning. Plows
will be out in force all night, but drivers should plan extra time for
tomorrow's commute - here's why.
Weather Expected: A few
inches of snow throughout southwestern Ohio will develop late this afternoon
and evening. Snowfall is expected to be light and steady near midnight, with
steady snow between 2 a.m. and 9 a.m. Friday. It is during this time the most
accumulations will occur and this will affect the Friday morning commute.
Traffic could be moving very slow.
Challenges: The two biggest challenges for plow drivers will be the timing
and rate of the snowfall. More vehicles on the road for the morning commute
reduces the ability to clear the snow since the plows get caught in the same
slow-moving traffic as other drivers. Once traffic clears and ODOT has room to
work, progress can be made.
Drivers Should Expect: If snow is still
falling, pavement will be snow-covered. ODOT's goal during a storm is passable,
not perfect. Drivers should anticipate a slow commute Friday morning until the
snow stops and crews have room to clear lanes.
Ahead: Allow plenty of extra time
to safely reach your destination tomorrow morning. More than 120 ODOT crews
will be working on interstates, state and U.S. routes in southwestern Ohio so
be alert and don't crowd the plow.
more information contact: Brian
Cunningham at (513) 933-6517 or Liz Lyons at (513) 933-6534.
Know Before You Go!
For more detailed
traffic information, and to get personalized traffic alerts for your commute,
download the OHGO app or visit OHGO.com.