Winter-Weather Storm Brings Out District 9 Crews
Chillicothe (Thursday, January 16, 2014 – 5:15 p.m.) – Crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9 highway maintenance facilities are working this evening to patrol and treat routes for snow and ice.
Crews from ODOT’s garages in Adams, Brown, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross and Scioto counties were dispatched shortly after 3 p.m. today to begin operations as another winter storm moves into the area. Currently, local forecasts indicate that snow showers are likely to occur throughout the evening hours, tapering off during the overnight and then returning Friday morning.
Although total accumulations may be light, the intermittent snow showers will bring varying conditions throughout the night, from snow covered and slick to wet and icy. And while ODOT crews will be treating routes as needed throughout this winter storm event, motorists are reminded of the need for additional caution.
Along with reducing their speed, drivers need to 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 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