Stories tagged with: ODOT

February 27, 2010 - 1:50am
4 years 21 weeks ago

One lane of Interstate 70 westbound is closed after an accident.

It happened around 10 p.m. near mile marker 145.

ODOT spokeswoman Kate Stickle says a semi crashed, which has caused crews to close the passing lane.

Stickle says she expects that lane to re-open around 1 a.m.

We'll bring you more information as it becomes available.



February 15, 2010 - 9:48pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

 The Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol is on the scene of a 14 car pile-up. A dispatcher says 12 cars slide off Interstate 70 in Licking County and 2 trucks jack-knifed.

It happened around 7:30 p.m. just east of Ohio 310 near mile marker 119.

ODOT spokeswoman Kate Stickle says the incident isn't causing any lane closures but drivers should be prepared for major delays.

No injuries are being reported. 

We'll bring you more information as it becomes...

February 15, 2010 - 7:11pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

Since February 1st, ODOT has used more than 2,400 hours of manpower, 16,000 tons of brine, and 18,000 tons of other materials to treat roadways.

It has about 20-crews working 12 hour shifts that are trying to keep the roads clear.

"They had a very tedious job of the snowflakes coming at them, especially when there's larger snowflakes or wind involved with the shifting of the flakes. There's whiteouts they can come into. So, it is very hard on them, but they are good and...

February 6, 2010 - 11:11pm
4 years 24 weeks ago

The snow may be done, but crews were working all day and continue to work into tonight, treating snow and slush-covered roadways.

WHIZ's Emily Baird took a ride in one of ODOT's trucks to talk with a snowplow driver and to see the winter storm through his eyes.

It was a busy night for ODOT in Muskingum County.

"It was snowing pretty heavy at times. We treated (the roads) several times and plowed all night long, " says Snowplow driver Rick Pfeifer.


February 4, 2010 - 5:59pm
4 years 25 weeks ago

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for our area and the Ohio Department of Transporation says its road ready.

ODOT spokeswoman, Kate Stickle, says the rain predicted to hit before the snow is causing a minor problem.

"But this storm is unique, it is forecasted in that it will be rain before the snow hits so we wont be brining because the snow would wash off the brine," says Stickle.

But ODOT is readying their snow plows with...

February 3, 2010 - 6:39pm
4 years 25 weeks ago

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for our area that will go into effect Friday afternoon and last through Saturday.

There's the potential for a moderate snowfall, and ODOT is already ahead of the game, tracking the storm. It has a team of forecasters located at its central office.

"They will explain that there is a weather system heading our way and tell them what kind of system it is, " says Public Information Officer Kate Stickle.


January 28, 2010 - 12:40pm
4 years 26 weeks ago

ODOT crews have been busy the past few weeks keeping our roads clear and right now we are in the coldest part of winter, so you can bet on days like today the salt crews are out.

Kate Stickle from District Five of the Ohio Department of Transportation said they have been monitoring the storms and still have plenty of salt. She said they are looking forward to getting through February and March but so far they are where they should be with their salt supply. Stickle said their goal is...

January 7, 2010 - 8:54pm
4 years 29 weeks ago

The snow is coming down, and it's providing a challenge to crews that are trying to treat roadways.

ODOT spokeswoman Kate Stickle says employees are scheduled on 12 and 16 hour shifts, and crews have been monitoring the storm for several days.

"We have a great weather system we use through our central office. They monitor the system as well as our county managers at every county garage. They monitor the systems. Their transportation managers monitor it, " says Stickle...

January 6, 2010 - 7:05pm
4 years 29 weeks ago

The lake-effect snow is finally settling down, but it has kept ODOT crews busy over the past several days.

That means a lot of trucks have been re-stocking on salt to treat the the area's interstates, US routes, and state routes.

"We've used about 50% of our salt capacity here at Muskingum County. We have 1500 pounds in order, " says ODOT spokeswoman Kate Stickle.

Stickle says since the snow has been off and on and temperatures have been cold enough to have to...

December 14, 2009 - 5:41pm
4 years 32 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation says this Sunday's icy weather didn't catch them off-guard. Our local district had a meeting last Friday to go over the forecast and prepare crews for the slick conditions.

ODOT spokeswoman Kate Stickle says it looks as though Knox and Coshocton counties had the worst icing. That prompted crews to put more salt on US routes, state routes, and the interstates.

Stickle says it can be difficult for drivers to decipher between rain and ice. So,...

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