Winter-Weather Storm Brings Out District 9 Crews
Chillicothe (Tuesday, November 26, 2013 – 5:00 p.m.) – With the next wave of a winter-weather storm making its way across Ohio, crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9 highway maintenance facilities are ready to go.
Crews from ODOT’s garages in Adams, Brown, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross and Scioto counties are patrolling and treating routes as needed this evening; however, their operations started late last night have continued throughout the day as crews began working 12-hour shifts at midnight.
Although precipitation has been light today and pavement is clear, periodic bouts of rain, freezing rain and light snows have kept roadways wet, and temperatures are expected to drop throughout the night, which could cause ice to form. In addition, snow showers are anticipated to move into the area after 6 p.m. tonight, with a possible total accumulation of three to five inches.
ODOT crews will be treating and plowing routes as needed throughout the storm, and motorists are reminded of the need for additional caution. Along with reducing their speed, drivers need to allow additional travel time and maintain a safe following distance behind other vehicles.
Motorists are also reminded to give ODOT crews room to work. A snowplow operator’s field of vision is restricted, so it is important that drivers keep their distance and watch for sudden stops.
For more safe driving tips and statewide road condition information, visit ODOT on the web at 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