Crews Combatting Packed Ice and Blowing Snow
Remember: Ice and Snow…Take it Slow!
Chillicothe (Friday, January 21, 2011, 10:45 a.m.) – While not out of the woods and into the clear completely, conditions are improving throughout the area as Ohio Department of Transportation - District 9 crews continue working to clear the state highway system.
Crews are plowing and treating materials with salt, grit and calcium chloride, working to break apart hard-packed snow and ice. However, routes throughout much of the area remain mostly snow covered, slushy and icy. The following is an overview of pavement conditions in District 9:
- Adams County – priority four-lane (S.R. 32) and two-lane routes are mostly clear with second and third priority routes partly snow covered; blowing and drifting snow, however, is likely to cover pavement in localized areas.
- Brown County – priority four-lane routes (S.R. 32, U.S. 68/62) are improving in the driving lane, and second and third priority routes remain mostly snow covered; blowing and drifting snow continues to cover pavement in localized areas, particularly in the eastern and northern parts of the county.
- Highland County – conditions are improving, but routes remain mostly snow covered with hard-packed snow and ice; blowing and drifting snow is also covering roads.
- Lawrence County – priority four-lane (U.S. 52/S.R. 7) and two-lane routes are mostly clear and wet with some light slush; second and third priority routes are improving with snow and ice beginning to break.
- Jackson, Pike, Ross and Scioto counties – the driving lane of all priority four-lane routes (S.R. 32, U.S. 35, U.S. 23 and U.S. 52) are partly snow covered but beginning to become clear, and the passing lanes are mostly snow covered; second and third priorty routes are snow covered.
- Ross County crews are also fighting blowing and drifting snow, particularly in the western part of the county.
Although crews will be working throughout the day to clear roads and keep traffic moving, motorists can expect routes to be partly to mostly snow covered and icy due to bitter cold temperatures and periodic wind gusts.
Motorists are advised to use extreme caution when traveling today, and remembering that conditions can change from mile to mile and minute to minute, motorists are reminded that in Ice and Snow…Take it Slow!
For more road condition information, winter driving tips and road closures due weather or accidents, visit BuckeyeTraffic.org.
For more information contact: Kathleen Fuller, public information officer
740-774-8834 (office) & 740-637-9037 (mobile)