ODOT Prepares for Winter Storm

by Ashley Zilka on January 10, 2011 at 5:44 am

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," said Muskingum County ODOT Manager Raymond Dailey. 

Dailey reminds drivers in ice and snow…take it slow.  The faster you are going, the longer it will take to stop.  He says do not tailgate or try to pass snow plows.

"Don’t crowd the plow. There has been several accidents so far this winter with snow plows and other vehicles. Try to give them some room to work," said Dailey. 

Dailey says before leaving home, you can find out about the driving conditions by visiting www.buckeyetraffic.org.