Crews Continue Working Through Evening, Overnight As Needed
Chillicothe (Thursday, January 02, 2014 – 4:30 p.m.) – Crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9 highway maintenance facilities will continue working as needed through the evening and overnight hours to combat snow and ice on the state highways.
Currently, precipitation varies from light snow and flurries in the southern and eastern parts of the district to steady snow showers in the northern and western counties. Some additional snow accumulation is expected tonight, especially in Highland and Ross counties where a winter storm warning is in effect until 10 p.m.
Similarly, the area has a variety of pavement conditions that range from clear, wet and slick to slushy and snow covered. But with temperatures well below freezing, ice is likely to form quickly and without warning. In addition, drivers may encounter blowing and drifting snow as wind gusts pick up throughout the evening.
Motorists are reminded of the continued need for additional caution and to give ODOT crews room to work. A snowplow operator’s field of vision is limited, so while you can see the truck, the driver can’t always see you. In addition, the snowplow driver will travel at speeds below the posted limit, so motorists need to keep their distance, be patient and avoid passing.
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