Snowplow Drivers On Duty & Working To Clear Routes
Chillicothe (Wednesday, January 12, 2011 – 5:45 a.m.) – Crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation - District 9 have been working through the overnight and will continue their efforts throughout the day to clear the state highway system.
Currently, primary and secondary routes throughout the District 9 area remain snow covered this morning, with conditions slightly improved in the driving lane of four-lane routes. Periods of intermittent snow, as well as blowing and drifting snow, however, continue to keep roadways covered.
ODOT crews will continue plowing the state highways throughout this winter storm; however, motorists are reminded to continue exercising extreme caution and heed the following:
Speed & Distance – The faster you’re going, the longer it will take you to stop; e xcessive speed continues to be one of the leading factors for crashes in ice and snow.
Brake – Brake early, brake slowly and brake correctly; never slam on your brakes.
Vision – Be aware of what’s going on well ahead of you; actions by other drivers will alert you to problems more quickly.
Motorists are also advised to be especially cautious when traveling over bridges and overpasses, which are likely to freeze more quickly than the roadway. It also important to note that visibility can be reduced significantly during inclement weather, and travel conditions can change from mile to mile and minute to minute.
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