District 9 Crews Continue Patrols On State Highways
Chillicothe (Monday, January 12, 2015) – Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9 continue their patrols this morning, treating roads for freezing rain and possible ice.
Throughout much of the District 9 area, which includes Adams, Brown, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross and Scioto counties, routes on the state and federal system are wet and very slick. Although there has been little overall accumulation of any precipitation, pavement temperatures have been below or at freezing, and roadways are icy in many spot locations and may be slushy. Routes are also likely to be icy on bridges and overpasses, which freeze more quickly than surface pavement.
ODOT crews will continue their efforts; however, motorists need to exercise additional caution and to be prepared for different pavement conditions. Pavement that is wet will be slick, regardless of the temperature, and black ice can appear quickly and without warning. Drivers need to reduce their speed, allow additional travel time, and maintain a safe following distance behind other vehicles.
Motorists are also reminded to give ODOT crews room to work. A snowplow operator’s field of vision is restricted, so it is important that drivers keep their distance and watch for sudden stops. For more safe driving tips and 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