ODOT District 9 Crews Patrolling, Treating Routes
Chillicothe (Tuesday, January 12, 2016 – 5:30 a.m.) – It's going to be a cold, blustery day, and ODOT District 9 crews are working this morning as a winter storm moves into the area.
Currently, more than 100 snowplow operators and auto technicians are on duty across the district's eight-county region, which includes Adams, Brown, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross and Scioto counties. As of 5:30 a.m., there has been little to no snow accumulation, and pavement conditions vary from partly snow covered to clear and wet, with some routes still dry. Crews, however, are monitoring all roadways, and many routes have been pre-treated with salt in preparation for possible snow.
Although crews will be patrolling, plowing and treating the state highway system as needed throughout the storm, motorists need to use additional caution. Drivers are reminded to reduce their speed, maintain a safe following distance and allow additional travel time. They are also reminded to give snowplow drivers room to work, as they drive at reduced speeds and their field of vision is limited.
For statewide road condition information, visit www.Ohgo.com, and remember: Ice and snow, take it slow!
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