ODOT Crews Continue Early Morning Patrols
Chillicothe (Friday, December 6, 2013 – 7:30 a.m.) – Crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation - District 9 continue patrolling the state highway system this morning in advance of today’s winter-weather storm.
Crews from Adams, Brown, Highland, Jackson, Pike and Ross Scioto counties have been working during the overnight hours to patrol and treat routes as needed in an effort to keep pavement clear and ice from forming. Currently, most of the district's crews are reporting the pavement to be wet; however, roadways may be slick and possibly icy in spot locations as temperatures have begun to drop and freezing rain is likely to develop to during the mid-morning hours.
ODOT reminds motorists of the need for additional caution at all times. Routes that are clear and wet will be slick, and black ice can form quickly and without warning. Drivers need to allow additional travel time, and they need to pay heed when traveling over bridges and overpasses, which have colder surface temperatures and freeze more quickly.
For statewide road condition information, visit ODOT on the web at www.Ohgo.com.
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