ODOT Reminds Motorists to KNO B4 U GO for Morning Travel
In Ice and Snow…Take it Slow, or just don’t go!
GARFIELD HEIGHTS (Friday, February 25, 2011) – Most roads remain snow-covered this morning as Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) crews continue to fight quickly falling snow and brutal winds. Up to 70 snowplows continue to traverse Northeast Ohio roadways this morning, braving whiteout conditions.
ODOT plow drivers are working around the clock, in eight-to-12 hour shifts, to clear roadways of blowing and drifting snow. Snow is expected to continue through the morning falling at rates of two inches an hour in some areas.
Transportation officials remind motorists to travel only if necessary today, particularly during the morning and early afternoon hours. For those motorists who must take to the roadways, ODOT reminds you to KNO B4 U GO by logging on to ODOT’s premier traffic Web site www.BuckeyeTraffic.org before leaving home this morning.
Safe drivers know the weather, and their limits. In bad weather, remember, in Ice and Snow…Take it Slow, or just don’t go!
Remove any snow on your vehicle’s windows, lights, brake lights and signals. Make sure you can see and be seen. Avoid potentially dangerous breakdowns by inspecting your vehicle. Check your tires, wipers, fluids, lights, belts and hoses regularly.
Perhaps, most importantly this morning, leave plenty of time to reach your destination safely. It’s not worth putting yourself and others in a dangerous situation just to be on time!
For more information contact: or email D12.PublicInformation@dot.state.oh.us
The ODOT District 12 Communications Office at (216) 584-2006