Precipitation Beginning To Change; Region Receiving Mix of Snow and Rain
Motorists reminded: Ice and Snow…Take it Slow!
Chillicothe (Tuesday, February 9, 11:15 a.m.) - While today's winter storm continues to dump snow on most of the area, precipitation is beginning to change and some parts of ODOT District 9's eight-county region are now receiving a mix of rain and freezing rain.
Currently, Jackson, Lawrence and Scioto counties are receiving a wintry mix of rain and freezing rain, which is causing pavement conditions to become wet and slushy. Drivers in Lawrence County are also reporting clear and wet pavement on routes in the southern part of the county. In these areas, roadways will be slick and ice could form quickly.
Most routes in the remainder of the district, which includes Adams, Brown, Highland, Pike and Ross counties, are snow covered or mostly snow covered, with some pavement showing on four-lane routes and priority two-lane routes. With more precipitation in the forecast through Wednesday, driving conditions are likely to remain slick and snowy.
ODOT crews will continue plowing and treating the state highway system throughout this storm; however, motorists must remember that conditions change from mile to mile and minute to minute. Those who must travel today and tomorrow should plan additional travel time and know road conditions before they leave for their destination.
In addition to getting road condition information from ODOT's web site, BuckeyeTraffic.org, motorists may want to check their area for level emergencies that may be posted by local law enforcement.
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, public information officer
ODOT District 9