ODOT Crews On Snow and Ice Duty
Chillicothe (Thursday, January 20, 2010 – 11:30 a.m.) – More than 100 Ohio Department of Transportation snowplow crews are working across District 9 today, patrolling routes, treating where needed and gearing up for the season’s next big winter storm.
Although the heaviest precipitation has yet to hit the region, snow is falling and beginning to accumulate. Currently, routes throughout much of the area remain wet; however, snow is beginning to stick to pavement in Adams, Brown, Highland and Ross counties, making roadways lightly snow covered and slick.
With steady snow showers and the rate of accumulation increasing throughout the afternoon, routes are likely to become snow covered quickly as the storm progresses.
ODOT’s snowplow drivers will be working throughout the storm to clear the state highway system of snow and ice; however, motorists are reminded to exercise additional caution, remembering that conditions can change from minute to minute and mile to mile.
Being a careful and informed driver is the best way for motorists to travel safely. Driver safety tips can be found online at www.dot.state.oh.us by clicking on the “Ice and Snow” logo, and motorists can also learn about crew activity and travel information before leaving home or work by logging on to www.buckeyetraffic.org.
ODOT District 9 includes Adams, Brown, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross and Scioto counties.
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer, at 1-740-774-8834 or via email at D09.PIO@dot.state.oh.us