Snowplow Operators Battling Winter Storm
9 Crews Out In Full Force
Chillicothe (Tuesday, February 9,
2016 – 7 a.m.) – More than 100 snowplow operators
and auto technicians from the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9
are hard at it this morning as a winter storm continues to strike the region.
forecast to a winter storm warning late last night, the National Weather
Service is calling for snow accumulations of six to eight inches for those
areas in the heart of the storm’s path. In District 9, this includes Brown,
Highland, Pike and Ross counties, where snow accumulations already range from
three to six inches of snow and routes are snow covered.
In Adams and
Scioto counties, roadways are primarily snow covered, particularly the second
and third priority routes, and in Jackson and Lawrence counties where there
has been less snow, pavement conditions vary from partly to lightly snow
covered and slushy. Any routes that have areas of wet pavement or slush will
be slick and may be icy in spot locations. In addition, conditions can change
quickly and roads could easily become snow covered as additional snow is
expected throughout the day.
will be working throughout the storm, those who must travel are reminded to
use extreme caution and be prepared. Motorists also need to allow additional
travel time, be patient and give crews room to work. Snowplow operators
travel at speeds well below the posted speed limit, and plowed and treated
roadways will re-cover quickly as the snow persists.
For statewide road condition information, visit www.Ohgo.com, and remember:
Ice and snow, take it slow!
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, Public
1-888-819-8501, ext. 774-8834, toll free in Ohio
1-740-774-8834, direct line and outside Ohio