ODOT Preps for Storm

by Emily Baird on January 7, 2010 at 8:40 am

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.

While crews are out, ODOT is asking that you give the plows space and not crowd them.

"Our plow drivers are out there trying to make sure that the roadways are clear and safe and passable for the motorists, " says Stickle.

It’s also asking drivers to follow it’s signature slogan this time of year…"Ice and Snow, Take It Slow." If you do have to be out, give yourself some extra time to get to where you need to be.