ODOT Crews Continue Combatting Winter Weather
Chillicothe (Friday, February 5, 3:15 p.m.) -- With pavement temperatures holding above 32 degrees Fahrenheit and precipitation turning to rain, the first wave of a winter storm has moved through the area; however, crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation District 9 are gearing up for the next round of inclement weather.
Throughout the district, pavement conditions are wet and clear, with some ice or slick areas likely on bridges, overpasses and "cold spots." Additional precipitation is expected throughout the remainder of Friday and well into Saturday, with rain turning to snow later today. ODOT crews will remain on the highways and continue patrolling and treating all state and federal routes as needed.
Although routes are presently clear and ODOT crews will be working, motorists are reminded to continue using additional caution when traveling during this winter storm. Conditions can change quickly and with little or no warning, so motorists will want to allow additional travel time and drive well below the posted speed limit.
Road condition information, as well as winter driving tips and a link to Twitter.com, can be found online at www.buckeyetraffic.org. District 9 includes Adams, Brown, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross and Scioto counties.
Remember: Ice and Snow...Take it Slow!
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, public information officer
ODOT District 9