Winter Storm Finally Hits; District 9 Crews Are Out
Chillicothe (Friday, December 6, 2013 – 4:35 p.m.) – Today’s winter storm may have been delayed getting to southern Ohio, but it is finally here.
Throughout the day, crews from most of the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9 highway maintenance facilities were patrolling routes and treating as needed to keep pavement clear, wet and free of ice. However, pavement conditions have begun to change this evening as a mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow has moved into much of the district’s eight-county area.
With a mixed bag of precipitation and colder temperatures settling in during the evening and overnight hours, pavement conditions are likely to be different from one location to the next. Currently, pavement is wet, slushy and slick, with snow starting to stick on many routes in the western and northern parts of the district.
ODOT crews will be working throughout the storm, treating and plowing routes as needed, but motorists are advised of the need for additional caution as conditions can change from mile to mile and minute to minute.
Safe driving tips and statewide road condition information is available online at ODOT’s web site: www.Ohgo.com
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