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Thursday, December 8, 2011
– Ohio Department of Transportation
will have crews out tonight and through the morning rush, as needed, in Cuyahoga, Lake & Geauga Counties as a result of forecasted freezing temperatures and snow. This afternoon, crews in all three counties began pre-treating the roadways with a brine solution. Brine is a solution of water and salt that helps reduce the chance of snow and ice bonding with the pavement.
We will be staffed through the night as follows:
45 snowplows will be out overnight and into the morning rush as needed.
8 snowplows will be out overnight. 15 snowplows will be out for the morning rush if needed.
9 snowplows will be out overnight. 15 snowplows will be out for the morning rush if needed.
Last winter season, our statewide crews spent 700,000 hours plowing & treating roadways and bridges. Ice & snow removal is one of our core services at ODOT. Our men & women take great pride in having an immediate impact on the safety of our motorists and the state’s economy.
DON’T CROWD THE PLOW
-Snowplows make frequent stops & turns
-They travel approximately 35 MPH – much slower than the posted speeds
-Give them plenty of room to work
-The plows are wide and can cross the centerline or shoulder
-If you must pass one, use caution and beware of the snow cloud
Just last year, there were a total of 104 crashes involving snowplows statewide – 77 were caused by motorists running into the snowplow, 25 were caused by motorists rear-ending the snowplow.
KNO B4 U GO:
Check out road & weather sensors, as well as current traffic speeds before you hit the road by visiting
Remember: Ice & Snow…take it SLOW!
For more information contact:
The ODOT District 12 Communications Office at 216.584.2006
or email D12.PublicInformation@dot.state.oh.us
The Ohio Department of Transportation
, 1980 West Broad Street, Columbus Ohio 43223
John R. Kasich, Governor
Jerry Wray, ODOT Director