Nichole Hannahs

Pretreating, Plowing and Planning

by Nichole Hannahs on January 20, 2011 at 11:34 am

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 take it off by melting from top down. If there is already a salt water underneath the snow it comes off a lot easier."

20 plows will be out throughout Thursday evening, but Dailey said not to get anxious if they aren’t on your street right away.

"People should remember that it takes a while for a driver to make a round so you’re not going to see them every 10-15 minutes up and down your street," said Dailey. "It takes an hour or so to make a round."

Dailey said ODOT focuses on the main roadways before hitting any side streets or back roads. For travel information as always visit