District Crews Continue Efforts As Winter Storm Pushes Through
Highland, Ross weather advisory upgraded to warning
Chillicothe (Thursday, January 02, 2014 – 11:15 a.m.) – All available crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9 highway maintenance facilities are working today as a winter storm pushes its way through the area.
Crews were dispatched during the overnight hours to being their patrols in advance of the storm. With varying amounts of precipitation since then, pavement conditions are different from one location to the next. Currently, motorists can expect routes to be anything from wet with some slush in Brown, Lawrence, Jackson, Pike, Ross and Scioto counties to snow-covered and slushy in Adams and Highland counties.
However, more snow is expected throughout the day, especially in the western and northern areas of the district where greater accumulations are anticipated. In addition, the National Weather Service has upgraded its winter weather advisory for Highland and Ross counties to a winter storm warning, effective until 10 p.m. tonight.
Although ODOT crews will be working throughout the storm to treat and plow roadways as needed, motorists are reminded that from mile to mile and minute to minute, conditions are subject to change. They are also advised of the need for additional caution, allowing additional travel time and maintaining a safe following distance.
For area and statewide road condition information, visit ODOT’s web site at www.Ohgo.com. And don’t forget to follow District 9 on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ODOTDistrict9 and Twitter at
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