District 9 Crews Continue Working To Clear State Highways
Chillicothe (Wednesday, February 10, 2016 – 6
a.m.) – With lingering snow showers and drifting snow
continuing to cover routes, crews are continuing their efforts today to clear
the state highway system in southern Ohio.
Crews from the Ohio
Department of Transportation – District 9 maintenance facilities have been
working since the storm began to plow, treat and patrol the area’s state and
federal highways. Although they do make progress between waves of snow,
roadways that have been cleared are likely to become re-covered quickly due
to the periodic snow showers, and wind gusts are causing snow to blow and
drift in localized areas, particularly in Highland and Ross counties and
northern Adams and Brown counties.
While ODOT’s snowplow
operators will continue their efforts throughout the day, motorists are
reminded to be prepared and allow additional time to arrive at their
destination. Conditions are subject to change quickly, and routes that may be
clear in one area may be snow covered in the next. In addition, pavement that
is clear and wet may be slick and icy in spots.
Motorists need to drive
at a speed well-below the posted limit and allow a safe following distance
behind other vehicles. Drivers 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 use their headlights at all times, keep their distance and watch
for sudden stops.
ODOT District 9
includes Adams, Brown, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross and Scioto
counties. For statewide road condition information, visit ODOT on the web at www.Ohgo.com
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, Public
1-888-819-8501, ext. 774-8834, toll free in Ohio
1-740-774-8834, direct line and outside Ohio