(Ross County) -- More than 100 snowplow operators continue working this morning to plow and treat the state highway system in ODOT District 9’s eight-county region, but after a night of freezing rain and snow, roadways throughout the area are snow and ice covered.
Crews in Adams, Brown, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross and Scioto counties are plowing and treating state and federal routes where as much as four inches of snow fell in some areas of the district during the overnight.
Also, nearly 240 ODOT crews remain on duty in 15 Central Ohio counties. Those counties include Coshocton, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Guernsey, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Muskingum, Perry, Pickaway and Union counties.
Although precipitation has stopped for the most part in District 9, there are still some periodic snow squalls as well as blowing and drifting snow that are causing reduced visibility and putting more snow onto roads.
In addition, extreme cold temperatures will make clearing routes challenging as snow and ice have frozen to the pavement and have become hard-packed.
Those who must travel today are reminded to use extreme caution and to allow additional travel time. Motorists can expect routes to be snowy and icy, and they should check with their local sheriff’s department to determine if a level emergency has been issued.
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