District 9 Crews Working All Night To Combat Ice and Snow
Chillicothe (Tuesday, January 11, 2011 – 8:45 p.m.) – As a winter storm persists to make its way through the region, crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation - District 9 continue their efforts to clear routes and keep traffic moving.
From steady snow to intermittent squalls, routes in District 9’s eight-county region are partly to mostly snow covered tonight. At this hour, primary, four-lane routes in Lawrence, Pike and Scioto counties are partly snow covered and slushy, while secondary routes are likely to have heavier accumulations of snow and will be mostly snow covered.
In Adams, Brown, Highland, Jackson and Ross counties, roadways are mostly snow covered, and increased wind gusts in Adams, Brown, Highland and Ross counties are causing snow to blow and drift onto roadways. Whiteout conditions have also been reported in many areas of Highland County.
Working 12-hour shifts, ODOT crews will be plowing and treating the state highways throughout the night and overnight. However, with additional snow in the forecast and below-freezing temperatures, motorists should expect conditions to change from mile to mile and minute to minute. In addition to snow, motorists should be cautious of pavement that has been cleared and appears wet as routes will be slick and prone to icing or freeze backs.
- Motorists are advised of potential of ice forming on bridges and overpasses, as well as localized areas of drifting snow. They are also reminded to pay heed to ODOT crews, giving snow plow drivers room to work. Remember: Don't Crowd the Plow!
- During inclement winter weather, motorists should allow additional travel time, reduce their speed and allow plenty of distance between their vehicle and other vehicles on the road. Remember: Ice and Snow…Take it Slow!
For other road condition information, travel advisories and lane restrictions or closures due to weather or accidents, visit ODOT online at www.buckeyetraffic.org
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer, at 1-740-774-8834 or via email at D09.PIO@dot.state.oh.us