Area Crews Keep Pace With First Winter Storm Of The Season
District 9 Crews Continue To Cleanup Snow And Ice
Chillicothe (Monday, November 17, 2014 – 1:45 p.m.) – With today’s winter-weather storm moving out of the area, crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9 highway maintenance facilities are keeping pace and continuing cleanup efforts on the state and federal highway system.
Throughout much of the area, snow showers have tapered off to occasional and scattered flurries, and roadways are mostly clear and wet. However, wind gusts are starting to pick up, so blowing and drifting snow may cause cleared roads to become snow covered and slick in spots. In addition, temperatures are beginning to drop, so there is the potential for ice and freeze-overs to occur, particularly on bridges and overpasses.
Snowplow operators will continue to patrol and treat roads as needed this afternoon, but motorists need to exercise additional caution. Along with reducing their speed, drivers need to allow additional travel time and maintain a safe following distance behind other vehicles. Motorists are also reminded to give ODOT crews room to work. A snowplow operator’s field of vision is restricted, so it is important that drivers keep their distance and watch for sudden stops.
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
1-888-819-8501, ext. 774-8834, toll free in Ohio
1-740-774-8834, direct line and outside Ohio