ODOT Crews Continue Efforts As Winter Storm Subsides
Chillicothe (Friday, January 25, 2013 – 2:45 p.m.) – More than 100 snowplow operators from the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9 remain on the state highway system this afternoon to clear roads of snow and ice.
Throughout most of the district, precipitation has tapered off to light flurries, and snow accumulation has been light. However, route conditions vary from partly to mostly snow covered, with a mix of slush, snow and ice. And with air temperatures in the low to mid-20s and pavement temperatures only slightly higher, there is the chance for ice to form quickly.
Although ODOT crews will continue to treat and plow routes throughout the afternoon and until roadways are clear, motorists need to continue exercising additional caution. As roads become clear and wet, they are likely to be slick, so drivers need to be prepared, stay alert and maintain a safe speed and traveling distance.
For more statewide road condition information, visit ODOT’s newly launched web site at www.Ohgo.com, a
multi-use platform for mobile phones, tablets and desktop computers that provides real-time travel information.
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