Snow Continues To Accumulate; Crews Battling Blow-Ins
Chillicothe (Tuesday, February 16, 6:15 a.m.) - Crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation - District 9 have been working through the overnight battling more snowfall, as well as blowing and drifting snow.
Routes throughout the area are snow covered, with heavier accumulations likely on second and third-priority routes. Crews have been plowing throughout the night, treating as needed on hills, bridges and overpasses.
Along with the additional snow, ODOT crews are reporting blowing snow that is creating periods of white-out conditions and drifting snow across many routes in much of the district.
Motorists are advised to proceed with caution when traveling through flat, open areas, as well as in curves where snow may drift and cover plowed surfaces. They are also advised to pay heed to bridges and overpasses, which are likely to freeze more quickly than surface pavement and are susceptible to ice.
Crews will continue their efforts to treat and plow the state highway system; however, motorists are reminded to exercise extreme caution, remembering that conditions can change from minute to minute and from mile to mile.
While unnecessary travel is discouraged, those who must travel during inclement weather should allow additional travel time, provide a safe following distance behind other vehicles, and reduce their speed significantly. Remember: Ice and Snow...Take it Slow!
It is also recommended that motorists check their local forecasts and road level emergencies posted by law enforcement before heading out. For other road condition information, travel advisories and lane restrictions or closures due to weather or accidents, visit ODOT online at www.buckeyetraffic.org
District 9 includes Adams, Brown, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross and Scioto counties.
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, public information officer
ODOT District 9