District Crews Continue To Patrol Highways
Motorists: Don’t let the rain fool you!
Chillicothe (Wednesday, December 26, 2012 – 9:15 a.m.) – The Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9 wants to reminds motorists that even in rain, wet pavement can be slick pavement.
“We’re on the cusp of a winter storm that is forecasted to bring our area a mix of rain, freezing rain and snow,” said ODOT District 9 Deputy Director Vaughn Wilson. “With a mixed bag of precipitation and temperatures hovering at or above freezing, there could be dramatic changes in pavement conditions from one location to the next.”
Currently, the area is receiving rain, and roadways in Adams, Brown, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross and Scioto counties are clear and wet; however, changes in precipitation throughout the day will likely create slick, slushy conditions and ice may be possible.
ODOT crews will continue patrolling and treating routes throughout the district as needed, but motorists are advised of the need for additional caution. Drivers need to reduce their speed and allow additional travel time, and they need to pay heed when traveling over bridges and overpasses, which have colder surface temperatures and freeze more quickly.
Other safe driving tips and statewide road condition information is available online at ODOT’s web site: BuckeyeTraffic.org.
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