Here We Go...Again!
Rain, Snow, Falling Temperatures In Area's Forecast
Chillicothe (Sunday, January 25, 2015) - Anticipating a night of rain, snow and freezing temperatures, crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation - District 9 highway maintenance facilities will begin snow and ice operations at midnight in most of the district's eight counties.
Currently, it is expected that rain will change to snow during the overnight, with accumulations of one to two inches for much of the District 9 area. While snow may not be the greatest threat with this next winter storm, snow will stick readily to the wet pavement, and falling temperatures could lead to icy roadways during the overnight and early morning hours.
Based on the area’s forecast and timing maps, snowplow operators in Adams, Brown, Highland, Jackson, Pike and Ross counties will begin operations at midnight, with Scioto and Lawrence County crews beginning at 4 a.m.
As always, ODOT urges motorists to exercise additional caution and to be prepared for changing conditions. Drivers should remember to reduce their speed, allow additional travel time, and maintain a safe following distance behind other vehicles. They should also pay special attention when traveling over bridges and overpasses, which have colder surface temperatures and are likely to freeze more quickly.
For more safe driving tips and statewide road condition information, visit ODOT on the web at www.Ohgo.com
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