District 9 Crews Will Continue Patrols During Evening Hours
Chillicothe (Friday, December 21, 2012 - 3:45 p.m.) – Crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9 will be on the roads tonight as the remnants of a winter storm continues to make its way through the area.
Although snow accumulation has been light and routes are mostly clear and wet, heavy wind gusts are causing blowing and drifting snow on numerous routes in the region. Crews will continue patrolling these routes, treating and plowing as needed to combat the drifting snow and possible ice.
As motorists begin their evening commute, they 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 will 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.
Other safe driving tips and statewide road condition information is available online at ODOT’s web site: BuckeyeTraffic.org.
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