Break In Weather Helps ODOT Crews With Plowing, Treating Efforts
Crews preparing for next round of snow
Chillicothe (Tuesday, February 9, 2:45 p.m.) - A break in today's winter storm is giving Ohio Department of Transportation crews and motorists a much-needed respite.
While some locations are receiving rain and freezing rain, most precipitation has tapered off, and pavement conditions are improving. As the warmer temperatures begin to react with the materials that have been used, the snow is breaking up and four-lane and priority two-lane routes are becoming wet and slushy. In the northern region of the district where there has been heavier accumulations of snow, secondary routes, as well as some primary routes, remain partly snow covered and very slushy.
Crews will continue plowing and treating as needed; however, roadways are likely to be very slick, and ice could form quickly and without warning. In addition, snow is expected to return to the area by evening and continue through the overnight and morning hours Wednesday. Motorists are advised of the need for additional caution and the possibility of ice and black ice as the temperatures drop throughout the night.
For road condition information and travel advisories, visit ODOT on the web at www.buckeyetraffic.org.
ODOT District 9 includes Adams, Brown, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross and Scioto counties.
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, public information officer
ODOT District 9