Another storm is on its way to our area, but this one is a little different, instead of snow, we may see freezing rain.
The Ohio Department of Transportation is pre-treating roadways to make sure that traveling conditions will be safer for motorists. While they can't predict when the storm will actually hit, they can be prepared.
"To keep the ice from actually bonding down to the road, depending on how much salt residue is already on the roads, will determine whether we need...
ODOT crews have had a busy January battling area roadways.
With the recent snowstorm that dropped around five inches of snow and a dusting this morning, ODOT has been busy making sure all area roadways are treated properly.
"I think we've been doing a pretty good job. I think this morning the roads were wet but clear and I think currently we have an ample salt supply to take care of any future storms we may get," says Julie Gwinn, Acting Deputy Director ODOT District 5...
Ohio Department of Transportation plows are loaded, fueled and in position to deal with snow coming down in our area.
Early Thursday pre-treated roadways so when the snow started falling trucks wouldn't have a difficult time removing it.
"It actually puts a salt film on the asphalt or concrete so when the snow comes it won't actually bond to the road," said ODOT District 5 Ray Dailey. "It makes it a little easier once the snow or ice is bonded to the road. You can...
The Ohio Department of Transportation is ready to take on the roads.
The ODOT crews are getting their trucks ready for tomorrow's possible winter storm, and they want you to know that they'll be out in full force.
"Tomorrow when it hits, and if it lasts as long as they expect it to, we will be out 24/7, at least the next few days anyway. We will divide into shifts, we will have people on overtime, and do whatever it takes to keep the roads plowed and clear,...
The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory until 8:00 am Thursday Morning. Southeastern Ohio law enforcement authorities are reporting that roads are slick due to freezing rain. The Ohio Department of Transportation has treated main roads...but secondary and back roads are slick. Be careful if you plan to drive Thursday morning.
Coshocton County is under a Level 1 Snow Emergency -- Roads are icy.
The Ohio Department of Transportation is preparing for the winter months ahead.
Its now taking advantage of various social neworking sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube, so motorists can be up-to-date on all road conditions. Public Information Officer Kate Stickle said that transparency is especially important.
"For you to know what we're doing so you can know that your tax dollars are at work as we're working for you, trying to get you to your destination safely,...