ODOT Handles Lake-Effect Snow

by Emily Baird on January 6, 2010 at 6:23 am

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 white stuff stick easily, crews have tried to maintain a constant presence on roadways.

"The plow drivers-and here comes one up here now, they’ve been doing what they do best, and that’s plowing the roads. They’re trained. They’re educated in when to spread the salt and when to plow in these conditions, " says Stickle.

Stickle says the ultimate goal is to keep drivers safe on roadways during inclement weather conditions.

To check out road conditions across the state before you drive, you can visit buckeyetraffic.org.