Blowing, Drifting Snow Keeping Routes Covered
District 9 Crews Continue To Combat Snow And Ice
Chillicothe (Monday, January 21, 2014 – 12:45 p.m.) – While conditions are beginning to improve, crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9 highway maintenance facilities continue their efforts to clear the state highway system this afternoon.
Throughout much of the area, snow showers have tapered off to scattered flurries, and crews are beginning to make headway to clear routes. However, many roads are mostly to partly snow covered due in large part to blowing and drifting snow, and as wind gusts persist throughout the day, roads that have been cleared are likely to become snow covered very quickly. There is also 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 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