With up to five inches of snow predicted to fall in southeastern Ohio today, ODOT District 10 snowplow drivers are out in full force keeping the roads passable and safe this morning.

Since about 7:30 AM this morning, nearly 100 District 10 snowplows have been implementing the department's highly-efficient Smart Salt Strategy - using infrared temperature sensors, calibrated salt spreaders and deicing material to assist snowplow drivers in applying the right amount of material in the right location to keep the highways safe.

From November 1, 2010 to December 15, 2010, District 10 snowplow drivers have driven more than 96,000 miles plowing snow - which is equal to circumnavigating the earth nearly four times!

With user-friendly, map-based features, visitors to www.BuckeyeTraffic.org can access up-to-date traffic information, road conditions and closures across the state. Users can also view weather information - such as air temperatures, wind velocities, and pavement temperatures - from 172 different Roadway Weather Information System stations around the state.

ODOT wants to remind motorists that in Ice and Snow... Take It Slow!

For more information regarding District 10's Ice & Snow operations, click HERE.