District 9 Crews Remain On Duty For Snow & Ice Ops
Chillicothe (Wednesday, January 20, 2016 – 3:30 p.m.) – Although most precipitation following the latest round of winter weather has subsided, crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9 will remain on duty this evening to continue clearing the state highway system.
Roadways throughout the area are becoming clear, but some slush remains, particularly on secondary routes. In addition, temperatures are well below freezing, and combined with some isolated areas of freezing drizzle, there is the potential for ice to form. As such, crews will continue to patrol routes and treat as needed in an effort to dry the pavement.
Motorists are advised 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. In addition, drivers need to be especially cautious when traveling over bridges and overpasses, where surface temperatures are colder and likely to freeze more quickly.
ODOT District 9 includes Adams, Brown, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross and Scioto counties. For periodic updates, follow District 9 on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ODOTDistrict9, and for statewide road condition information, visit www.Ohgo.com.
Remember: Ice and snow, take it slow!
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