ODOT Snowplow Operators On Duty For Anticipated Storm
District 9 Crews Patrolling, Monitoring Area Roadways
Chillicothe (Wednesday, January 20, 2016 – 6:45 a.m.) – Snowplow operators from the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9 have begun their patrols and are monitoring routes throughout the area in anticipation of a winter storm.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory in effect through 7 p.m. today that is calling for snow accumulations of one to two inches, with possible freezing drizzle later in the day.
Currently, routes throughout the area vary from clear and wet to dry. Anticipating possible snow by daybreak, though, crews in Adams, Brown and Highland counties began their patrols at 4 a.m. this morning. They have now been joined by forces in Pike, Ross and Scioto counties, and Jackson and Lawrence County snowplow operators will take to their highways shortly.
Although crews will be monitoring and patrolling routes, applying materials as needed, motorists are reminded of the need for additional caution during any inclement weather. Reduced visibility could be a factor, and wet pavement can be slick and icy. In addition, snow can stick to wet pavement, re-covering plowed and treated roadways quickly.
ODOT District 9 includes Adams, Brown, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross and Scioto counties. For statewide road condition information, visit ODOT on the web at www.Ohgo.com
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