District 9 Crews Continue Through Overnight Hours
Ice Warning, Flood Watches In Effect
Chillicothe (Tuesday, February 4, 2014 – 11:45 p.m.) – With a shift change at midnight, crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9 highway maintenance facilities will continue operations during the overnight hours as a winter storm continues to press through the state.
Conditions continue to change throughout the district’s eight-county region, where precipitation varies from freezing rain and sleet to rain, depending upon the storm path and temperatures. Routes are snow covered, icy and slick at this hour, and there is also the potential for black ice and freeze overs to occur as the temperature is at or near the freezing mark.
Snowplow operators from ODOT’s garages in Adams, Brown, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross and Scioto counties will be patrolling, treating and plowing roads until the storm is over, but motorists need to use extreme caution.
Along with reducing their speed, drivers need to allow additional travel time and maintain a safe following distance behind other vehicles. In addition, they need to be prepared for varying conditions; from mile to mile and minute to minute, precipitation and pavement conditions are likely to change.
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