District 9 Crews Continue Patrols, Treating Routes
Chillicothe (Tuesday, January 12, 2016 – 12:30 p.m.) – Crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation - District 9 crews continue their efforts this afternoon to patrol and treat the state highway system for snow and possible ice.
Although the total snow accumulation across the district has been light since the storm began early this morning, periodic snow squalls and blowing snow continue to cover routes, and pavement conditions vary from partly snow covered in the northwest part of the district to clear and wet in the southeast section of the eight-county region.
Currently, surface and air temperatures are hovering in the upper 20s and low 30s, so the salt that has been applied to roadways is helping to melt the snow. However, the temperature is expected to drop during the late afternoon and evening hours, so there is the potential for ice to form.
District 9 crews will continue patrolling and treating the state highway system as needed throughout the storm, but any wet or snow-covered pavement could be icy and slick, and motorists need to use additional caution.
Drivers are reminded to reduce their speed, maintain a safe following distance and allow additional travel time. They are also reminded to give snowplow drivers room to work, as they drive at reduced speeds and their field of vision is limited.
ODOT District 9 includes Adams, Brown, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross and Scioto counties. For statewide road condition information, visit www.Ohgo.com, and remember: Ice and snow, take it slow!
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