More Winter Weather In Local Forecast
Evening, Overnight Plans Under Way For District 9 Crews
Chillicothe (Friday, January 23, 2015) – Waiting for the next round of winter weather to hit the area, crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9 maintenance facilities are on duty and ready to go.
Across the district, crews have spent the day loading equipment and pre-treating four-lane and primary two-lane routes with brine in preparation for what is predicted to be a wet, snowy evening. Currently, a limited number of snowplow operators in each of the district’s eight counties are scheduled to remain on duty after 4 p.m.; however, additional crews will be called in throughout the night as needed.
Although pavement and bridge temperatures are well above freezing at this hour, roadways will be slick as rain, then snow moves into the area. In addition, the temperature is anticipated to drop throughout the night, so ice is likely to form on the wet pavement, and snow will stick readily.
Motorists are reminded to exercise additional caution when traveling during inclement weather. Drivers should reduce their speed; brake early, brake slowly, brake correctly; allow additional travel time; and maintain a safe following distance behind other vehicles.
For more safe driving tips and statewide road condition information, visit ODOT on the web at www.Ohgo.com
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