More Winter Weather Moves In To Southern Ohio
ODOT District 9 Crews Have Been Dispatched
Chillicothe (Sunday, January 11, 2015) – Crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9 highway maintenance facilities have been dispatched this evening to patrol and treat routes for freezing rain and possible ice.
With a varying forecast through tomorrow, the National Weather Service is calling for a mix of rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow for the south-central Ohio area. Currently, routes on the state highway system are mostly wet; however, pavement is slick and may be icy in spots. In addition, ice can form quickly and without warning, especially on bridges and overpasses, as surface temperatures are colder than air temperatures.
ODOT crews will be working throughout the storm; however, motorists need to exercise additional caution and 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.
Motorists are also reminded to give ODOT crews room to work. A snowplow operator’s field of vision is restricted, so it is important that drivers keep their distance and watch for sudden stops. 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