District 9 Crews On The Road For Snow & Ice
Chillicothe (Thursday, January 5, 2017) – More than 100 crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9 will remain on the roads tonight as a winter storm continues to make its way through the area.
Although snow accumulation has been light today and many routes are mostly clear and wet, flurries and light snow continue to fall throughout the district’s eight-county region, with light skiffs of snow sticking to the pavement, particularly on bridges and overpasses, in curves and on less-traveled roadways.
As crews continue patrolling and treating the state highway system tonight, drivers are reminded of the need for additional caution. Roadways that are clear and wet are likely to be slick and ice may form quickly and without warning, especially as temperatures drop during the evening and overnight hours.
Motorists are also reminded to give plowtruck drivers room to work. The large, heavy equipment makes it difficult for operators to see other vehicles, so ODOT reminds motorists to keep their distance and watch for sudden stops and turns.
For additional winter-weather activity and statewide road condition information, visit www.Ohgo.com.
ODOT District 9 includes Adams, Brown, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross and Scioto counties.
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