ODOT Crews Keep Battling Snow and Ice
Chillicothe (Wednesday, January 12, 2011 – 3:15 p.m.) – Ohio Department of Transportation - District 9 crews continue working across south central Ohio this afternoon, plowing, treating and patrolling routes to fight snow and ice.
Currently, primary routes in Adams and Highland counties are beginning to become clear, with secondary routes still partly snow covered; primary routes in Brown County are mostly clear and wet. In addition, blowing and drifting snow continues to cover roads in northern Adams and Brown counties, western Ross County and various locations throughout Highland County.
Routes in Lawrence and Scioto counties, as well as primary routes in Pike and Ross counties, are clear and wet; secondary routes in Pike and Ross counties remain partially or lightly snow covered. However, another round of snow showers is keeping Jackson County routes snow covered.
Throughout the area, pavement is slick, and ice is likely to form due to freezebacks, particularly on bridges and overpasses and on pavement that is clear and wet.
ODOT District 9 crews will continue working through the afternoon and evening hours; however, motorists are reminded to continue using additional caution throughout this winter storm, and to be especially cautious when traveling in curves and over bridges, which are likely to freeze more quickly than the roadway.
For other road condition information, travel advisories and lane restrictions or closures due to weather or accidents, visit ODOT online at www.buckeyetraffic.org
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer, at 1-740-774-8834 or via email at D09.PIO@dot.state.oh.us