Blowing, Drifting Snow Keeping Routes Covered
District 9 Crews Continue To Combat Snow And Ice
Chillicothe (Wednesday, February 18, 2015) – Although road conditions have improved significantly since today’s snow, crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9 highway maintenance facilities will continue their efforts to clear the state highway system this evening.
Throughout the district’s eight-county region, there is a variety of pavement conditions, ranging from clear, wet and slick to slushy and snow covered. Snow-covered roads are due primarily to blowing and drifting snow; however, lingering, intermittent scattered flurries may re-cover cleared routes. In addition, there is the potential for ice and freeze-overs on pavement that has been cleared but is still wet.
Snowplow operators from ODOT’s garages in Adams, Brown, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross and Scioto counties will remain on duty tonight to patrol, treat and plow roads as needed, 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