District 9 Crews Continue Efforts To Clear Roadways
Motorists Advised: “Ice and Snow…Take it Slow!”
Chillicothe –While a winter storm continues to hit southern Ohio, crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will continue their efforts to clear the roads. However, the department is reminding motorists: “Ice and Snow…Take it Slow” and “Don’t Crowd the Plow.”
“Our drivers are working hard to clear the roads so they are safe and passable; however, motorists must remember to give the crews room to work and to share the road responsibly with others,” said District 9 Deputy Director James Brushart.
Throughout the evening, overnight and morning hours, crews will continue to treat and plow the state and federal highways. However, motorists are urged to practice safe driving winter skills, reminding them to proceed with caution and heed the following:
Speed & Distance – The faster you’re going, the longer it will take you to stop; excessive speed continues to be one of the leading factors for crashes in ice and snow.
Brake – Brake early, brake slowly and brake correctly; never slam on your brakes.
Vision – Be aware of what’s going on well ahead of you; actions by other drivers will alert you to problems more quickly.
Although crews will be patrolling and treating as needed, motorists are advised to exercise extreme caution at all times and to be especially cautious when traveling over bridges and overpasses. It also important to note that visibility can be reduced significantly during inclement weather, and travel conditions can change from mile to mile and minute to minute.
Other driver safety tips can be found online at www.dot.state.oh.us by clicking on the “Ice and Snow” logo, and motorists can also learn about crew activity and travel information before leaving home or work by logging on to www.buckeyetraffic.org.
ODOT District 9 includes Adams, Brown, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross and Scioto counties.
Ice and Snow… Take it Slow!
For Further Information, Contact: Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
Ohio Department of Transportation, District 9
1-888-819-8501, ext. 774-8834 in Ohio
1-740-774-8834, direct line and outside Ohio