ODOT Ready for Storm

by Erika Brooks on December 28, 2012 at 6:40 am

Another storm is heading our way and ODOT trucks are ready to hit the roads.

Crews are all set to hit the highways and will stay out until the storm passes. Sixteen trucks will be out to handle whatever this storm will bring our way.

"We’ll wind up pre-treating some of our bad spots, go ahead and hit some interstates and bridges, it gives us a little leg up on an event, before we leave here today we’ll pre-load our trucks with brine, with salt they’re all fueled up and we’ll be ready to go," said ODOT Muskingum County Manager, Phil Valentine.

The first routes that will get treated are the major interstates. Crews have been forecasting this current storm and will attempt to be out and treating roads before it even reaches Muskingum County.

"We usually try to get about a two-hour leeway time. That gets them in, get them sent out on the road, get a quick treatment down before the snow actually starts," said Valentine.

Valentine asks that drivers use caution around the plows, always give them extra room if you happen to encounter one on the road